storm debris collection


Dear All,

I just received this information late yesterday.  I am not sure if anyone in District 6 had major storm damage last week, but if so – please read the information below how you can get your storm related limbs, etc. picked up.  Note – you MUST call into the Mayor’s Action Center and ask for it to be picked up.  Even if you neighbor has called in for theirs, you need to call in as well.  Each pickup place needs to be called in.  They are also only accepting these call through tomorrow (Friday, September 2nd).  Please let your friends and neighbors who may need storm related debris picked up know this as well.

For everyone – due to Labor Day trash pick up will be pushed back one day next week.  There will be no pickup on Monday, but will start their routes on Tuesday and run through Saturday.  Those of you who have your own recycling, you should be on your normal day.

Have a great weekend!  From the weather forecast it looks to be a sunny, summer weekend!  Let’s hope they are right – and enjoy!


Janice McHenry
City-County Councillor District 6

DPW Crews Conduct Storm Debris Pick up after Weekend Storms

INDIANAPOLIS –The Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) is conducting storm debris collection in response to the extraordinary storms last weekend. Beginning tomorrow morning, 11 DPW crews will begin picking up household storm debris and will work throughout the week to collect those items in addition to regular solid waste pickup.

Crews will pick up debris and limbs, which should be placed in bundles at the curb away from roadways and sidewalks. Trees that are chopped into sections will be hauled away when placed at the curb as well.

Citizens are asked to separate limbs, branches and brush from household storm debris, such as wet carpet and other weather-damaged items.

DPW is asking residents to contact the Mayor’s Action Center at (317) 327-4622 to report debris which can be picked up and to report any fallen trees or storm debris within the public right-of-way. Reports for storm debris pickup will be accepted until Friday, September 2, 2016. Pickups will be conducted within a week of the reports.

Keep storm debris separate from regular, bagged trash. In addition, the city would also like to remind residents to check their storm drains as the summer season brings rainier weather patterns and chances for more storms. Clogged storm inlets can lead to numerous problems and can block proper water flow. This results in drainage problems, flooded streets and dangerous driving conditions.



Upcoming Holiday Trash Schedule

INDIANAPOLIS –The Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) would like to remind all Marion County residents that curbside recycling, residential and heavy trash will operate on a slide schedule next week in observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 5.

There will be NO residential trash, heavy trash or curbside recycling service on Monday, September 5. All routes will operate on a slide schedule. Services for the week will be delayed by one day through Saturday, September 10th.  All services will return to normal schedules Monday, September 12.

For more information or to report any trash-related issues, please use the RequestIndy mobile app on your smart phone or online, visit or call the Mayor’s Action Center at 317-327-4MAC.



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