Rules for tree debris removal | Environment
The city of Memphis' Public Works department sent out a press release Wednesday to remind residents about rules pertaining the removal and disposal of tree debris generated by private contractors.
From Andy Ashford:
City of Memphis Public Works wishes to remind the Memphis public that removal and disposal of tree debris generated by private tree contractors is the responsibility of the contractor and or property owner. Additionally, trees and or limbs cut by property owners which are in excess of thirteen (13) inches in diameter and five (5) feet in length will not be collected by City of Memphis Solid Waste Management. Tree related debris placed at the curb found in violation of City ordinances will be tagged by City Solid Waste Management indicating the specific violation and directing the property owner to remove the debris. If not removed as directed, Public Works will have the debris removed and the property owner will be billed for the cost associated with collection and disposal. Failure to satisfy payment will result in a lien being placed on the property.
Again when planning tree cutting work please be mindful of disposal requirements regarding contractors and dimension limitations.