Several Communities Begin the Cleanup Process Following Monday’s Storm

Several Communities Begin the Cleanup Process Following Monday’s Storm

Sterling Public Works will be conducting a city-wide cleanup. Trees and limbs blocking roads will be the first priority.  Trees that have wires in them will be added to a list and cleaned up after lines have been removed.

Please get limbs to the curbside of your property. If you can cut the limbs into 4’ and bundle them or put it in a can marked with an “X” for yard waste pick up please do, a City-wide cleanup will take months and any help will be greatly appreciated.

The Oregon Street Department will be doing a full brush pick up on Thursday August 13th, 2020. Reminder: Brush is branches larger than 1 inch in diameter, Place brush piles parallel to the street as close to the curb as possible but not in the street.

Brush piles are not to exceed 4 feet in height, 4 feet in depth, and 12 feet in length and 1 foot spacing between piles and do not pile brush around trees or telephone poles. Do not pile brush under low hanging trees or other obstructions, or on top of water valves.  The City says it is not responsible for damage.

The Rock Falls Street Department asks for limbs and branches to be on the curb no later than Friday.  In Polo the city says you can take branches to the city burn pile on Galena Trail Road.  If that is not possible, sticks and limbs may be placed between the road and sidewalk and City Works will pick them up.