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Public Works & Assets Newsroom

City Adding Crews to Curbside Debris Pickup

Tuesday February 24, 2009

Night shift crews move to day shifts starting Monday

The city is nearly doubling the number of crews assigned to storm debris cleanup. Beginning Monday, March 2, Louisville Metro Public Works will add eight additional crews to curbside debris pickup to help speed the disposal of branches and limbs felled by last month’s ice storm. Night crews were originally scheduled to move back to day work in two weeks.

“We anticipated that curbside collection would take approximately two months,” said Ted Pullen, director of Louisville Metro Public Works. “By moving our overnight shift to a regular day shift, they can help make that process go faster, which is a concern we have heard from some of our residents.”

Some crews will continue working on potholes during the day instead of collecting storm debris.

Most crews will work 6 consecutive 10-hour days until the debris collection is complete.