Residential ice storm debris removal begins Monday

November 22, 2020 | Featured|Headlines

PONCA CITY  — The City of Ponca City will begin collecting residential ice storm debris for free Nov. 23.

The process could take at least three months to complete. Crews will use a Limb Removal Pick Up Order that has been created to remove debris as efficiently and safely as possible.

There are 21 sections of town identified for collection. 

The Street Division and the Parks Division will each have a crew comprised of dump trucks and a front-end loader. Tree limbs must be cut into sections no longer than 8 feet and placed at the curb, not in the street or on sidewalks. Debris must be away from obstructions like poles, mail boxes, overhead wires, trees, and irrigation systems etc. 

Do not place tree debris in alleyways. Crews will only make one pass through a neighborhood to collect debris, so it must be at the curb when they arrive.  Crews will not pick up debris that is blocked by vehicles parked in the street. 

As an alternative, the City of Ponca City will continue to provide a free residential ice storm debris only drop off collection site at Dan Moran Park, 1117 W. South Avenue.