POSTED: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 4:15pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 4:29pm
Longview, TX — Strong storms swept across Longview Monday afternoon leaving behind a trail of fallen limbs and trees.
Homeowners and businesses have spent the last several days cleaning up after Monday storms and to help with the clean up the city is encouraging residents to use two free services offered by the city: bulky item pickup and the compost site.
City officials warn with the amount of damage bulky item pickup may take longer than usual.
The compost site is open Tuesday through Saturday and will accept limbs and trees as long as you provide a Longview water bill.
From the City of Longview:
Following a storm that resulted in several fallen trees and limbs throughout Longview, the City of Longview Sanitation Department is encouraging residents to utilize bulky item pick up and the compost site. Both services are free of charge for Longview residents and are available throughout the year.
The Compost Site, located at 280 Hearne Rd., accepts residential yard waste throughout the year at no charge for Longview Sanitation residential customers.The Compost Site is open from Tuesday through Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The site is closed on Sunday and Monday. The compost site also provides free compost and mulch for residential customers.
Through Bulky Item Pick Up, residents can set large items curbside for collection by the City of Longview bulky item trucks. To schedule a collection, a request is required by calling 903-237-1250. Brush and limbs will be transported to the compost site. Separate from yard waste, bulky item requests may also be made for items such as furniture, lawn equipment, and appliances.
In response to the storm, the City of Longview welcomes Longview businesses to bring fallen limbs and branches to the compost site at no charge now through July 20, 2012. The compost site is normally open for residential customers only. Businesses will still be responsible for transporting the yard waste to the compost site.
For more information, contact the Longview Sanitation Department at 903-237-1250.
Direction to Compost Site:
The Compost Site is located at 280 Hearne Road. To access the site from West Loop 281, turn southwest onto Old Kilgore Highway FM 2087, turn left over the railroad tracks onto Danciger Road, and then turn left onto Hearne Road.