City of St. Louis and Residents Continue to Respond to Storm Damage

Tree Debris Disposal Information for City Residents

July 15, 2016 | 2 min reading time

This article is 8 years old. It was published on July 15, 2016.

A tree fell on a car during storms in St. Louis on Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

ST. LOUIS -- Clean up continues throughout the City of St. Louis following the storm on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, which produced 70 mph wind gusts.

The City's Citizens' Service Bureau received and processed nearly 500 calls for service. Police and fire were instrumental in responding to storm-related fires and reports of downed wires to keep the public safe. Damage to street trees and park trees was extensive. Forestry, Streets and Refuse crews have been working around the clock since Wednesday evening to clear right of ways and remove fallen City trees and debris.

Residents can dispose of their private tree debris by using the yard waste containers and/or regularly scheduled bulk pick ups provided by the Refuse Division, or they may drop off tree debris at one of the following locations:

  • St. Louis Composting, 560 Terminal Row; Open Saturday, July 16, 2016.
    (Regular hours: First Saturday of each month).
  • Refuse Division's North Transfer Station, 201 N Humboldt
  • Refuse Division's South Transfer Station, 4100 S First Street
  • Refuse Division's guidelines for refuse, bulk and yard waste disposal.

By the numbers:

  • 50 pieces of equipment, including dump trucks, packer trucks, loaders, chipper trucks, aerial lifts, and a crane.
  • 500 calls for service, including 250 for blocking the right of way; 100 for broken hanging limbs or trees on houses, cars or other high priority items; and remaining calls were downed limbs or trees without critical blockage.

"The fact that 98 percent of all known road blockages and critical needs were addressed by 11 p.m. Wednesday night is a testament to our relentless City workers," Mayor Francis Slay said. "I want to encourage residents to continue to use our Citizens Service Bureau online or over the phone to report any issues."

Submit or check the status of service requests with the Citizens' Service Bureau, or by phone at (314) 622-4800, and on twitter @stlcsb

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