FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — The city of Freeport says they recognize that clean up from last weekend’s winter storm will require disposal of tree limbs and branches caused by these storms. Currently the city is asking for the following guidelines for those interested in pickup:
• All tree limbs and branches brought down as a result of the ice storm should be stacked behind the curb of the individual’s residence. Any and all debris needs to be placed between the sidewalk and the roadway.
• Larger tree limbs (greater than 4 feet and larger than 2-inch diameter) and branches brought down as a result of the ice storm should be cut and stacked behind the curb of the individual’s residence.
• Under no circumstances should any type of storm debris be piled or pushed into the street. Such debris can be washed into the drainage inlets in a subsequent storm clogging them and creating a flooding hazard.
They city says that city crews will pick these up as time allows them to do so.