Leaving branches at Tillman, Foster West considered illegal dumping

The City of Fort Wayne reminds residents to take tree limbs and branches to the remaining five branch drop-off locations and not to leave them at Foster Park West or Tillman Park.

City officials have noticed branches left at Tillman Park and Foster Park West, despite signs noting the location is closed for new drop-offs. The City has finished grinding branches at those sites. Although mulch may remain, the drop-off site is closed.

Anyone dropping off branches to the closed sites or other locations is in violation of the City'€™s illegal dumping ordinance.

The City has finished curbside branch collection the south side of Fort Wayne, and contractors are working in the final five sectors on the north side of the city. The City is only doing one collection per address. Crews are not going back for a second pick-up if additional branches are left. No branches are being collected from alleys.

Mulch is available at the parking lot behind the Foellinger Outdoor Theater adjacent to Franke Park. It is free to the public during park hours of 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Residents are responsible for loading and hauling the mulch.

The remaining drop-off locations are:
'€¢    Shoaff Park by Conklin Pavilion (Christmas tree drop-off site) during park hours
'€¢    McMillen Park in pool parking lot (Christmas tree drop-off site) during park hours
'€¢    Foellinger Theater / Lincolndale lot in Franke Park '€“ back parking lot southwest corner (Christmas tree drop-off site) during park hours
'€¢    Biosolids Compost Facility, 6210 Lake Ave., 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, branch drop-off fees waived
'€¢    National Serv-all Compost Site, 6231 MacBeth Road, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, branch drop-off fees waived

For a map of the drop-off sites, go to www.cityoffortwayne.org/branchdropoff.

For a map of the curbside collection, visit: www.cityoffortwayne.org/branchpickupmap.