submitted by the Spearfish Chamber of Commerce
The weekend of October 11th, 2013, the City of Spearfish is encouraging all residents to take advantage of City resources and clean up their trees and branches. We are asking the community to work together and help yourself, your neighbors, and others with tree and branch cleanup. With the prediction of rain and snow, we are working to get as much cleaned up as possible this weekend.
The City has established two drop off sites to dispose of trees and branches free of charge. The drop points will be open daily from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. They will remain open until tree and branch disposal is under control. Machinery at the sites will unload and grind the trees/branches.
The sites are:
BLACK HILLS STATE UNIVERSITY DIRT PARKING LOT ON ST. JOE STREET(across from BHSU football field) - will accept all sizes of limbs.
CITY PARK PAVILION PARKING LOT CANYON STREET- Will not accept limbs larger than 6" diameter.
RESTRICTED USE SITE (RUS)- The RUS will open Thursday, October 10th, and will be open daily from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The site is mud-covered, and depending on the weather, it may need to be closed periodically. All fees for tree and branch disposal will be waived. All other loads will be charged their usual fee.
CURBSIDE PICKUP- Residents are encouraged to haul limbs to the drop points at no charge. If you are not able to haul your own trees and branches, residents may also stack limbs curbside for removal at no charge. The limbs must be stacked on the City right-of-way and not on private property. The limbs should be stacked parallel to the street in neat piles. Do not block sidewalks or the street and be cognizant of any overhead wires that may affect machinery loading the limbs. The City will be making passes through areas to remove the limb piles. This will be an ongoing process with multiple passes through areas in upcoming weeks. DO NOT CALL FOR A PILE TO BE PICKED UP. Some piles may sit in the right-of-way for extended periods of time until they are picked up.
STORAGE ON STREETS - Residents are reminded to remove all vehicles, equipment, and materials stored on the streets so they do not interfere with snow removal efforts.
Residents may call 211 Helpline Center if they need assistance or the Public Works Office at 642-1333 if there are questions.
**Canyon Street through the City Campground will be closed
starting Thursday, October 10th, for debris cleanup**