City Temporarily Relaxes Tree Debris Removal Rules
The rules have been relaxed through Sept. 21 due to the Sept. 8 storm.
The city is temporarily relaxing some of its normal requirements for removal of tree debris on private property through Sept. 21 due to the Sept. 8 storm.
Residents removing tree debris on their property should place tree limbs and debris at the curb, and if possible, cut them down to pieces that the homeowner can safely take to the curb for collection.
Residents are encouraged to use care when removing large trees that have fallen on their property. Items should be no larger than 2 to 3 inches in diameter; no longer than 4 feet in length, be bundled and weigh no more than 75 pounds per bundle.
The city reminds residents to stay away from tree limbs that may be leaning on power lines and to steer clear of downed wires; to report these, call Dominion Virginia Power at 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357).
If a professional tree removal contractor is hired, they must remove all debris from the site.
City residents may also drop off debris at the Covanta Energy-from-Waste Facility located at 5301 Eisenhower Avenue, 703-370-7722, Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., or Saturdays from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. Stumps are not accepted in curbside collection or at drop-off locations.
If you are discarding food as a result of an extended power outage, remember that trash and recycling will be collected on a normal schedule during the week of Sept. 10.