- Information: Tree and Branch Clean Up, Fall 2020
Information: Tree and Branch Clean Up, Fall 2020
UPDATE - PUBLISHED 11/11/2020
The ODEQ permit approval has been received and the central tree/branch drop-off site at Elmer Thomas Park, located at NW Ferris and Second Street, is set to be open to the public 11/12/20 at 8 a.m. The site will operate 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday until 11/25/20. Citizens should enter off of NW 3rd Street and exit through NW 6th Street. They should adhere to all signage placed. View a site map here.
Trees or branches do not need to be cut to a certain size for drop off, however, persons performing delivery of the debris must be capable of unloading without assistance. Site is for tree and branch debris only; other forms of materials will not be accepted.
The landfill is still currently open for acceptance of tree debris material and will continue to accept that debris from Lawton residents at no charge through November 25, 2020. The landfill is located at 8902 SW 11th Street. Residents are required to present a current city utility bill and a current ID with a name or address that matches the utility account to receive this service at the landfill.
Additional questions may be directed to 580.581.3428.
UPDATE - PUBLISHED 11/6/2020
Qualifying Material – Tree debris produced as result of the ice storm event on October 26-27, 2020. Other forms of solid waste do not qualify.
Drop-off Site – A temporary drop-off collection site is to be provided for Lawton residents/property owners and their contractors to deliver their tree debris that is collected from their property. Tree debris to be accepted at the site shall be generated from within the city limits of Lawton. Site shall be open to accept material Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Site to be active following receipt of required permit from the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ). Persons performing delivery of the debris must be capable of unloading without assistance. Site is for tree debris only and will not accept other forms of materials.
Landfill – Lawton residents can deliver their tree debris at no charge or gate fee for a limited time (see schedule below) to the City of Lawton Landfill at 8902 SW 11th Street. Residents are required to present a current city utility bill and a current ID with a name or address that matches the utility account to receive this service.
Collection Crews – City of Lawton and/or contracted crews will perform curbside collection of qualifying tree debris generated by the ice storm. Any other forms of solid waste will not be comingled or collected with the tree debris. Tree debris shall be placed within the public street right-of-way at a minimum of five feet from obstacles such as parked cars, mailboxes, fire hydrants, etc. and away from any overhead obstacles. Please do not place in drainage ways. Tree debris shall be cut into lengths not to exceed six feet. Any material not meeting the specified standards may not be collected and the resident/property owner will be responsible for disposal.
- Landfill is currently open for acceptance of tree debris material and will continue to accept from Lawton residents at no charge through November 25, 2020. Following this date, the usual $3 gate fee per load and other standard tipping fees will apply.
- Drop-off site will open on November 11, 2020 if approved DEQ permit has been received and will operate through November 25, 2020.
- Citywide curbside collection of tree debris will commence on Monday, November 9, 2020 for properties within the City of Lawton. Tree debris is required to be set in the street right-of-way at the curb by November 9 at 7 a.m. Tree debris that is set out after this date and time may not be collected and disposal will be responsibility of the resident/property owner. Citywide curbside collection may take up to 40 days to complete.
LAWTON – Residents wishing to bring trees and branches to the City of Lawton Landfill, with a current ID and water bill in which the name or address match, can dump this type of storm debris at no charge Oct. 31 through Nov. 7. Please be mindful that the free drop-off is only for trees and branches.
The City of Lawton is also working to schedule a citywide tree cleanup, which is anticipated to begin late next week. During that time, trees and branches will be collected curbside for residents and there will also be a centralized, designated drop-off site for this type of storm debris.
Due to necessary FEMA and ODEQ requirements in coordinating this type of project due to a natural disaster, details such as collection dates and the drop-off location are still being finalized. More information will be released as soon as City staff receives approval to do so. Please be mindful that the citywide tree cleanup will only apply to trees and branches. When curbside pickup of these items is implemented, there will be requirements for the cutting/sizing of loads. This information will be disseminated when plans are finalized.