Metro Wire Staff
Municipalities are offering extended hours at drop-off sites for downed trees and yard debris.
Thunderstorms that pummeled the area Friday and Saturday, forcing down hundreds of trees across the Portage Co. area.
Village of Plover
The Village of Plover will provide a special curbside pickup beginning Tuesday, and only for storm damage only materials—tree branches, tree trunks, and tree bushes. Materials should be placed next to the outer edge of the asphalt roadway on your street.
Branches and tree trunk lengths are not to exceed eight feet in length. Don’t place any materials on the asphalt roadway and do not let branches extend into the street. Heavy machinery will pick up brush and logs, so crews will not pick up leaves, twigs, compost, or grass clippings. Any remaining materials will be the responsibility of the property owner.
Stumps will not be taken as part of the special storm pickup. Property owners will be responsible for removing any stumps on their property.
A second pick-up will be scheduled for a later date, with details coming later.
Plover will offer extended operations at its compost site, located at 4496 Coolidge Ave. New temporary hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., through Aug. 10.
The village has provided additional tree and brush drop off locations:
Okray Park, 3475 Patti Dr., from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Saturday, through Aug. 10.
Kubacki Park, 2200 Juniper Ln., 7 a.m. to 6 p.m, Monday-Saturday, through Aug. 10.
Town of Plover
Town residents can use compost drop-off sites in the Village of Plover.
The town has never offer curbside pick-up but Chairman Tim Karcheski said due to the severity of the storms, he plans to request this week that the town board moves part of the town’s road budget for a one-time pickup expense.
Stevens Point will also extend hours for its drop site, located at the City Grage, 100 Sixth Ave., which is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Friday, July 26. The site will be open regular hours on Saturday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Limited brush pickup for city residents is also scheduled for next week. Storm damage brush should be placed at the curb no later than 7 a.m. on Monday, July 29. We will be going through each area only once, so it needs to be ready for the crews to pick up.
The City crews will be able to take branches up to 6” in diameter. Please have the branches cut into lengths no greater than 4 feet and butt ends facing the street to assist our crews in removal.
We have pulled crews off of their regular duties to run this pickup, so please be patient as some of our other projects will have to put on hold.
Town of Hull
Hull’s yard waste site will be open Monday and Thursday, 1:30-6:30 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 4550 Wojcik Memorial Dr. near the town’s municipal building.
A one-time branch pick-up will begin at 6 a.m. on Monday, August 5. The crew will go through the town one time only, according to a news release from the town.
The village is offering extended compost collection site hours. The site is located at the end of Strange St., near the village wastewater treatment plant, and is open 24 hours through Friday, July 25. No curbside pickup is being offered in the village.
The Village of Park Ridge will not hold any brush pick-up service. Residents are asked to use the yard waste drop-off site in Stevens Point. Photo ID will be required.