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<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />Office of the Mayor <br /> <br /> <br />MEDIA ADVISORY <br />Wednesday, January 19, 2011 <br />10:00 am <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />Contact: <br />Mikki Dobski, Dir. of Communications & Special Projects, 574-235-5855/876-1564c. <br /> Sam Hensley, Dir. of Streets, or Pete Kaminski, Manager, 574-235-9244 <br /> <br /> <br />South Bend resumes curbside Christmas tree pickup <br /> <br />South Bend, IN: As a result of the recent 40+ inches of snow, collection of live <br />Christmas trees was put on hold. With the break in the weather, and now that crews <br />have caught up with snow removal, the city of South Bend will resume curbside tree <br />pickup this week. “Barring any additional major snow or ice, crews will now collect <br />” <br />trees on a call-in basis, stated Sam Hensley, Dir. of Streets. So far, approximately <br />1200+ trees have been recycled. <br /> <br />call the <br />Residents are asked to place trees at curbside only, and not in alleys and then <br />Division of Streets at 235-9244 to schedule a pickup. <br /> Hensley also noted that <br />“many trees have been buried or covered by snow. Please assist crews in locating <br />trees for pickup by digging them out of the snow piles and then call us.” <br /> <br />In the event of major new winter weather, snow clearance takes precedence. <br />Residents can also drop off live trees at the following locations: <br />Rum Village Park <br /> - - Ewing Ave. at Gertrude St. <br />Pinhook Park <br /> - - 2800 block of Riverside Dr. <br />Veterans’ Memorial Park <br /> - - Twyckenham at Northside Blvd. <br />Please Note: Drop off is for live Christmas trees ONLY – all ornaments and <br />decorations must be removed - no artificial trees or trash are permitted under any <br />circumstances! Placing of any items other than live Christmas trees is against the <br />South Bend Municipal Code and tickets can be issued. <br /> <br />The drop-off locations are open seven days a week from 7 am to 5 pm and signs are <br />posted directing residents to designated drop-off points at all three locations. All trees <br />are recycled into high quality mulch, at Organic Resources, which is then provided, <br />free, to South Bend residents. <br />- 30 - <br />