The City of Champaign would like to update its residents on the storm cleanup activities still taking place in SW Champaign and other areas of the City. Following the original emergency response on Sunday, the City has continued to assist neighborhoods and property owners affected by the storm.
As of this morning (6/12), Public Works crews have removed 18 trees, hauled away 16 loads of brush (totaling about 160 cubic yards), repaired numerous damaged traffic signals, and run street sweepers over approximately 160 miles of City streets (collecting about 40 yards of debris). In addition, City crews are proactively cleaning out storm sewer inlets in all areas known to be prone to flooding and responding to reports of sewer backups.
City crews continue to work on tree pruning and removal, hauling away brush left at the curb by residents, and responding to service calls from across the City.
Residents living in the area bordered by Windsor Rd., Rising Rd., Kirby Ave, and Staley Rd may leave debris from damaged trees at the curb for City crews to pick up and remove. Residents in this area have until Monday, June 18, 2018, to place tree debris along the right of way for collection.
Residents in other areas of Champaign who have tree debris that resulted from the storm should contact Public Works to request a pick up – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some tips to improve the efficiency of the brush collection:
• Leave items on the right away and parallel to the curb where equipment can easily pick it up (at least 5-feet away from trees, mailboxes, poles, hydrants, etc.)
• Branches may be bundled with non-metallic twine or placed in paper yard waste bags.
• Logs/limbs should be no longer than 8-foot long.
• The City will only collect tree limbs and brush.
• Discuss the removal of other types of debris with your insurance company or solid waste hauler.