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City of Blue Springs opens storm debris drop-off location for residents

City of Blue Springs opens debris drop-off site for residents
Posted at 6:34 AM, May 29, 2024

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — The city of Blue Springs opened a storm debris drop-off location after storms ripped through the area over the weekend.

This is the first time the city has opened a debris drop-off. Brian Spano with the city said it was needed after recent storms.

“I know residents were probably out cutting whatever limbs that were down or trees that were down and able to load them in their trucks and deliver them here," Spano said.

The free-of-charge drop-off site is located at Pink Hill Park from 6 a.m. to midnight. Since then, many residents, like John Hudson, have been taking advantage of bringing all fallen tree trunks and branches.

“That is terrific," Hudson said. "It's like a godsend because I didn't know what I was going to do with all this debris.”

For many others, like Top Notch, a tree-cutting company, having the drop-off site available has been very beneficial.

“This is nice. We're really thankful that Blue Springs could do something for us like this because we've been running like crazy in Blue Springs, back and forth, back and forth, back and forth," said Chris Bergfal. "It's just real nice to have one here that we can just pull up and dump in."

Bergal said it's important for homeowners to check on their trees ahead of severe weather.

“Before the weather, get your trees checked out. You don't want your tree to fall on your house," Bergfal said.

The debris drop-off location will be open until Sunday.