PROPER DISPOSAL PROCEDURES FOR BROKEN BRANCHES & TREE LIMBS

With the recent storms, there have been many branches that were broken and in need of removal.  As per the NYC Department of Sanitation, the following procedure must be followed in order for them to dispose of those items:

 From the NYC Web site:

Bundled wood - See info on the
<http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycwasteless/html/at_agencies/laws_directives.shtml#yardwaste>NYC
Yard Waste Composting Law. Old lumber or tree limbs must be securely tied in bales no more than 2 feet high and 4 feet long. Remove or flatten all nails and other sharp protuberances, to prevent injury.

According to Federal law, all wood from trees on residential properties in Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan is subject to special handling due to infestation by the Asian Longhorned Beetle - an invasive pest that attacks and kills trees. Before disposing of tree prunings or firewood, residents in these boroughs must schedule an appointment for special Parks & Recreation handling. To schedule an appointment, call 311 or visit <http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_your_park/trees_greenstreets/wood-debris/index.html>www.nyc.gov/parks.