Communities Creating Plans to Clean Up Tree Debris Following Stormy Weekend


Wind, hail and heavy rains have left many communities cleaning up broken limbs, knocked down trees and more.

The city officials in Hastings will be cleaning up debris from the streets and other public areas and residents are being asked to avoid piling limbs on sidewalks or in the streets.

Instead, residents are encouraged to bring their storm damaged limbs and trees to the city landfill at no charge through Saturday, June 21 during normal landfill hours. Non-Hastings residents will be charged the normal fee to dispose of items at the landfill.

Kearney residents are also being asked to take their tree branches and limbs to the Kearney Area Landfill or tree trimmings less than one-inch in diameter can be thrown out in regular yard waste containers.

The landfill is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Disposal fees may apply.

According to the city of Minden's Facebook page, city crews will be going around town one time to do a free branch pick up.

"Branches are to be PILED out by the street and must be in MANAGEABLE (able to be picked up by someone) size pieces," the post read.

Crews will be starting in the northeast part of town Monday morning and working their way across town.