The City of Midland is providing several drop-off locations for citizens to dispose of brush, limbs and trees brought down by icy conditions.
Temporary drop-off sites will be open 24 hours per day, seven days per week until cleanup efforts are done. They are located at Hogan Park, 1201 E. Wadley Ave., in the parking lot south of Christensen Stadium and east of the soccer fields, and Beal Park, 5200 W. Wall St., in the parking lot east of the skate park. An additional location has been set up at the Scharbauer Sports Complex, just south of Security Bank Ballpark in the gravel parking area.
Citizens may also drop off storm debris during regular business hours at the Citizen Collection Station, located at 4100 Smith Rd., or the City of Midland Landfill, 7901 Garden City Highway. Any charges for tree limb disposal will be waived during cleanup from this ice storm.
Contractors are able to use Hogan Park and the Scharbauer Sports Complex temporary drop-off locations on Monday, Jan. 5 through Sunday, Jan. 11 to dispose of tree limbs. After that time, contractors will still be able to use the city landfill with waived fees for storm-related debris.
The City of Midland continues to work closely with Midland Tree Keepers and Oncor to encourage safe practices in cleanup efforts. Citizens are urged to Oncor directly if a tree limb or other object has come in contact with power lines instead of attempting to clear the debris themselves. City crews continue to work in the public right-of-way to remove limbs and trees that are causing safety or transportation issues.
Damaged power lines or power outages can be reported to Oncor by calling 1-888-313-4747. Outages can also be reported by logging on to stormcenter.oncor.com.
City of Odessa Press Release
Due to muddy conditions at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility, tree limbs can be dropped off at the Solid Waste Facility located at 1100 West 42nd Street (just west of the Household Hazardous Waste Facility and Recycling Center). A parking lot will be coned off and residents can dispose of tree limbs in the coned parking lot northeast of the Solid Waste Administration building. The location will be open Saturday, January 3 between 1 and 5 p.m. and Sunday, January 4 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.This drop off location is for residential use only.