City does not collect tree limbs, brush left at curb

The City of Fort Wayne'€™s solid waste department reminds residents that the City does not collect tree limbs or brush left at the curb.

Brush and small limbs can be bundled and placed in the residential trash bins for regular trash collection or dropped off to the City'€™s two yard waste sites.

Tree branches must be cut down to 3 feet in length and the diameter of the branches cannot exceed 3 inches in diameter. The branches must be bundled with string or twine or placed in the City cart for collection. Individual bundles cannot exceed 60 pounds. No City department will pick up piles of branches at the curb.

The city has heard reports from residents about a tree-trimming service that is leaving branches at the curb, telling the residents that the City will collect them. City officials have notified the Better Business Bureau of Northern Indiana about these reports.
“Fort Wayne is not doing curbside collection of tree branches,” said Public Works Director Bob Kennedy. “If homeowners hire a tree-trimming service, they should make arrangements prior to the work being done on who will remove the debris. If the contractor doesn'€™t remove them, residents can either place such items for trash collection or take them to our yard waste facilities.”

Leaves, yard waste and brush can be dropped off at the Bio-Solids Facility at 6202 Lake Ave. and National Serv-All at 6231 Macbeth Road.

The Bio-Solids Facility is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. National Serv-All'€™s hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Minimal charges apply to yard waste and leaves dropped off at either facility.