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Some debris from storm can be disposed of for free

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Following last week’s wind storm, clean (not mixed with other trash) tree/yard debris can be brought to the landfill by city residents. Disposal is free with a current water bill, according to a press release from the city of Roswell.

In addition to residents bringing their own debris, a special consideration is in place from March 20 to March 30, when volunteers helping neighbors with tree/yard waste can bring the homeowner’s current water bill to the landfill with them in order to dump the waste for free.

After March 30, residents must bring their own clean tree/yard waste to the landfill with their water bills for a free disposal.

If residents cannot get their storm-related tree/yard debris to the landfill, placing the waste in the alley is allowed for residents only. Landscapers are not to dump debris in the alleys, according to the press release.

Residents are reminded to cut tree limbs to four-foot lengths. Smaller debris should be bagged. Citizens should call the Sanitation Department at 575-624-6746 for grappler service to pick up the waste or with questions about what to do with tree/yard waste.

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To help conserve space at the dump site, tree/yard-debris requests from residents will be compiled and a grappler truck will be assigned to only tree/yard waste. If clean, that debris can be mulched and reused, so residents should not mix their tree/yard debris with other items that may be in the alley.

If the tree/yard waste is mixed with other trash, the whole pile will have to wait for the regular grappler truck that comes through the alley once a month.

After receiving a tree/yard-waste request, the department will do its best to pick up the debris within three working days.

The special tree/yard-waste grappler service will end April 6.