13th Annual Winter Clean Up

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2010 marks the 13th Anniversary of Brisbane’s Annual Winter Clean-Up!  This is the time of year when residents join together to ensure that the community is properly maintained and ready to face the upcoming winter months.  In severe winter storms of the past, fallen dead branches and unkempt plants became uprooted and often clogged storm drains and gutters, causing flooding. To help prevent these types of problems, the City is designating the weekend of November 13th and 14th in Brisbane to be “Winter Storm Preparedness Weekend".

During these two days, dumpsters - ONLY FOR YARD TRIMMINGS - will be placed throughout town, as close to each street and neighborhood as possible.  See below for the location of the dumpsters in Central Brisbane and the Ridge.

Some important things to keep in mind when cleaning up your property:

Do not place yard trimmings in plastic garbage bags into the dumpsters, as this will make the entire load un-recyclable.

All trimmings and branches placed into a dumpster MUST BE LESS THAN 4 INCHES IN DIAMETER.

NO RUBBISH or other WASTE is to be disposed of in these dumpsters.

Please do not attempt to trim tree branches touching or near PG&E high voltage power lines.  Call PG&E if you have any questions or concerns at (800) 743-5000.

The City will help you dispose of tree trimmings and large branches but CANNOT go on private property to help cut them down or haul them to the street.

If you need assistance or to arrange for pickup, please call the 13th Annual Winter Clean Up Hotline (508-2146) between 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 pm Saturday, Nov. 14th and between 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15th.  Loads must be less than four cubic yards and no branches or logs larger than 4 inches in diameter or 6 feet in length will be picked up by the City maintenance crews.  For information regarding tree removal, please call the Public Works Department at 508-2130.

Thank you in advance for your willingness and cooperation in this Citywide effort.  If we all pitch in this year, we can prevent problems from occurring during the winter rains!