Got debris? You've got options

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By Laura Hagan

Winds reaching more than 50 miles per hour whipped through Oldham County on Sunday. The wind uprooted trees, causing them to fall into the road, onto cars and homes. It also knocked limbs and branches from trees, sweeping them across yards and streets.

As the clean-up efforts continue throughout Oldham County, residents are looking for ways to dispose of the debris.

Susan Ripperdan, the county’s human resource manager, said limbs placed by the side of the road will be picked up by the county road department.

The road department had no electricity as of Tuesday afternoon, and Tina Schaaf, executive administrative assistant, said residents don’t need to call the road department to schedule a pick up time, just stack limbs on the side of the road.

The road department purchased a new chipper Monday to speed clean-up efforts. Kevin Nuss, the county’s emergency management director told the fiscal court Tuesday that at least two road crews will work 14 to 16 hour days until the debris is gone. Kathy Ray, office manager for Natural Products, 2800 Interior Way off Commerce Parkway, said the business accepts brush and tree limbs, for $20 per pickup truck load. Residents may bring clean organic waste, and many already had by Monday afternoon.

Natural Products doesn’t accept any painted or treated wood, and wood must be cleaned of debris.

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