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Carmel reminds residents of options for storm cleanup

Posted at 8:39 PM, May 24, 2019

CARMEL — Carmel is reminding residents about the proper way to dispose of storm debris.

According to a release, the city has heard reports that tree-removal companies have been busy and slow to respond to calls after recent storms and provided the following tips for homeowners.

DISPOSING OF LANDSCAPE DEBRIS: Carmel's trash and recycling program includes the ability to dispose of up to 20 extra bags or bundles of landscape free of charge during the months of April and May; and in the fall, from October 15 to December 15. These bundles must be cut into lengths less than 4 feet and tied. This program is for living and once living landscape waste only. No trash, construction debris, rocks, soil, etc.

REMOVING FALLEN TREES: If you have a large tree that has fallen, you will need to contract a tree or landscape company to cut up and dispose of the tree. City crews have moved privately owned trees that have fallen into the public streets, but the owners of the trees are responsible for cutting them up and arranging for their disposal.

NEED A DUMPSTER?: If residents have large amounts of landscape debris, they also have the option of contacting Republic Services to have a dumpster delivered to their home and landscape waste including tree trunks and other trash can be placed in the dumpster. They do not have to cut the landscape waste into specific lengths. It just has to fit in the dumpster. Because of the storm, Republic Services has reduced the cost of the dumpster for Carmel residents as low as possible. Neighbors or a Neighborhood can share a dumpster. For rental information including pricing, call Republic Services at 317-917-7300.

IMPORTANT NUMBERS: For information about the special landscape waste pick up, call Carmel Utilities at 317-571-2442. For information about renting a dumpster, call Republic Services at 317-917-7300.