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Pasadena picks up 18,000 tons of windstorm debris

December 14, 2011 | 10:08 am

Tree falls in Pasadena
Pasadena city workers have picked up 18,000 tons of debris -- as much as the city normally picks up in a year -- after this month's devastating windstorm.

“It’s an incredible amount of material,” Public Works Director Siobhan Foster told the Pasadena Sun in a statement. “We’re going to be devoting the next several weeks to picking up all the green windstorm debris that residents have put out at the curb.”

Primary and secondary roads have been cleared, and crews are focusing on residential streets, moving east to west across the city. Pasadena Public Works is getting assistance from the L.A. County Department of Public Works.

Foster asked residents not to put anymore green storm debris on their curbs now that Monday's deadline has passed.

“Once we finish a street, we’re finished,” she added. “We won’t be making a second pass to pick up more debris put out at the curb after the deadline. Our crews have to get to every part of the city.”

Residents with more storm debris are asked to break it up to fit into yard-waste bins or take it to drop-off sites at the parking lots of Robinson Park, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave., or Eaton Blanche Park, 3100 E. Del Mar Blvd., by Friday.

All green debris should be unbagged. For more information, call (626) 744-4087.

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-- Bill Kisliuk, Times Community News

Photo: A worker removes a tree Dec. 2 that fell into a Pasadena backyard during the windstorm. Credit: Katie Falkenberg / For The Times.

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