What to do with all your storm junk
We really lucked out this week when it came to storm damage. The south side of our house is nearly all brick, so the hail didn’t damage much – just a few punch-holes in the trim near the roof. So many of my neighbors didn’t fair as well. It’s so sad driving down our block – shredded siding, smashed windows, ripped up trees. All we have to worry about cleaning up is a few branches and a bunch of leaves and twigs. We thanked our lucky stars for sure.
But last night I was driving down the street and saw something that warmed my heart: neighborhood boys helping a disabled woman rake her yard. It was the best. People always complain about younger generations, and I wish they could have seen these boys working to help this woman who lives alone off disability.
The city’s going to pick up all the storm debris with the regular bulky waste pickup. Here’s a press release from city hall:
Tree and brush debris resulting from this week’s storms will be collected on Oklahoma City Utility customer’s regular bulky waste collection day.
Residents will not be charged for tree and brush storm debris in excess of four cubic yards.
Bulky waste collection rules apply: small items need to be contained, no hazardous material accepted, no whole structures or whole trees.
Residents should contact their home owner’s insurance company about removal of roofing, fencing, siding and other property damage. Help may be available through your insurance.
Citizens can report specific needs for storm debris collections by calling Utilities Customer Service at 297-2833. Bulky waste collection days can be viewed on line at www.okc.gov.
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