If you're one of many who needs assistance removing debris from your yard, things are looking up for you next week.
At a news conference Friday morning, Terry Wolterstorff, public works director, says the city has hired the company Ceres to do the curbside pick-up. This project will cost around $1 million.
Through the weekend, all three dump sites will be open - Fairgrounds, Fitzgerald Stadium, and Civic Center overflow parking lot - but starting Monday, people can only drop off debris at Fitzgerald Stadium.
Additionally, the public can now pick up wood chips free of charge from Jaime Johnson Pony League Ball Field off 32nd Street.
Wolterstorff says start getting ready for curb-side pick-up now. "We are encouraging pick-up to start right away. Get your branches out this weekend, and we will start curbside pick-up early next week. Don't block traffic or stop signs," said Wolterstorff.
Debris left in allies will not be cleaned. Call 211 if you need help getting debris to the curb.
In the Gillette area, two curbside pick-ups will begin Tuesday or Wednesday.