Allen County offering help with storm debris pickup

Published: Jun. 17, 2022 at 2:22 PM EDT
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ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) - The Allen County Highway Department announced on Friday that they are now accepting requests to collect tree and yard debris following Monday’s derecho.

The Board of Commissioners authorized the service, saying the department is now accepting pick-up requests for the next three weeks. They say tree and yard debris should be placed in the property right of way and to not mix in household waste.

Residents living in the Eel River and Lake Townships can call the highway department’s north barn at 260-449-4781 to request storm debris removal. Those living in the townships of Aboite, Lafayette, Pleasant, and Marion Center should call the south barn at 260-449-4791.

They say the county highway department employees have been working to remove trees and branches from county roads since Monday’s severe weather. They say 27 employees have been working to clear the debris using dump trucks, mobile excavators, brush chippers, and chain saws to clear the highways.

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