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Overland Park isn't doing curbside debris pickup, so people get creative to clean up

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Posted at 8:27 PM, Jan 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-22 23:27:06-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The latest round of storms downed plenty of trees across the metro, including part of Overland Park.

"There are pockets of areas that have suffered, and there areas that have no damage whatsoever, so that's what we look at when we make an evaluation," Sean Reilly, a spokesperson for the city of Overland Park, said.

Right now, the city has two drop off locations for residents staffed with CERT volunteers. There's one north and one south. Both locations will be open through Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for people to dispose of their small limbs and brush.

The full details for the Overland Park drop-off sites, as well as other metro locations, can be found here.

Helen Miller told 41 Action News she had no way to drop it off, so she called a tree removal service.

"I'm 84. I've got no access to a truck or anything. So I'm thrilled that they came and can do it and they said they'll have it done by tomorrow afternoon so hallelujah," she said.

Other people like Robert Kahn, made six trips to get rid of one big tree destroyed in the winter storm. Kahn explained that in the process, "They gave me this red sheet and they said just keep showing this and you just go right through so I've been like a circle. I was thinking it was a blessing that I have a place to take it."

Reilly says neighborhoods are coordinating mass drop offs. He also suggested that before you call a professional company, check with your trash service to see if they will dispose of your debris.