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The collection of tree debris from the October 2020 ice storm has concluded in the City of Edmond. The contractor completed the second pass through the city limits earlier this week and the last of the debris is being shredded and disposed.
The total amount of debris collected was a record-setting 985,000 cubic yards. Previously, the largest debris collection for a storm in Edmond was 150,000 cubic yards from the November 2015 ice storm. For reference, a cubic yard is approximately the size of a kitchen range.
The total cost of the cleanup effort is approximately $11.3 million. With disaster declarations, the city is anticipating reimbursement of up to 87.5% of that cost which leaves the city a potential responsibility of approximately $1.4 million.
If residents have additional debris to be collected, they may schedule a bulk pickup by calling Utility Customer Service at 405-359-4541. The fee for bulk pickup is $10 for the first two cubic yards and $5 for each additional cubic yard. Tree limbs must be cut no longer than four feet and cannot have a diameter larger than fourteen inches.