EAST LANSING, Mich. –Storm debris collection is wrapping up in the City of East Lansing and crews with the East Lansing Department of Public Works (DPW) will be resuming normal operations today.
DPW crews worked tirelessly over the past two weeks to collect residents’ storm debris at the curb following a severe storm that passed through mid-Michigan on Friday, July 8. Two no-fee yard waste days were offered for smaller storm debris and crews made two complete passes through the community to collect larger storm debris.
“We would like to thank our residents for their responsiveness and patience in the aftermath of the storm and we would also like to thank our DPW crews for the hard work they put in over the past two weeks,” said East Lansing City Manager George Lahanas. “They worked extended hours, oftentimes in extreme heat, to assist residents in cleaning up their yards.”
While normal operations have resumed, DPW crews will continue to collect larger storm debris at the curb on an as-needed basis for those residents who may have been out of town or experienced delays with a tree service company. If collection of larger storm debris is still needed, residents can call DPW at (517) 337-9459 during regular business hours, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., to make a collection request.
The amount of storm debris collected this month is similar to the amount that was collected following the 2013 ice storm.