The City of Gillette's Public Works Department will complete clean-up activities in Area 3 by Wednesday, November 6th. The clean-up schedule will remain in place; however, clean-up crews will move into Areas 4, 5, and 6 where large piles of debris have been set out in an effort to get ahead and get as much of the clean-up finished as possible. If you see crews in your Area [PDF] prior to your scheduled clean-up dates, do not panic. Crews will return to Areas 4, 5, and 6 on their scheduled clean-up dates; they are just working to get as much debris off the streets before any additional winter storms.
In order to make the remaining clean-up as effective as possible, citizens are asked to place all their debris curbside by the first day of your scheduled area pick up. Once the clean-up crews pass through an area and pick up storm debris it will be quite some time before they return to that area - because the priority is to get to all areas before Thanksgiving. To assist the Public Works crews and contractors, please move all of your debris curbside by the first day of your area cleanup.
A big thank you to all those who have taken your storm debris to the drop-off sites. Your efforts have been extremely valuable in cleaning up the City after the storm! The drop-off sites will remain open until the clean-up is declared over.
The City of Gillette will continue to update this schedule as the cleanup progresses. Updated storm debris clean-up schedule (Revised 10/25/13) [PDF]
Schedule (click on link above for map)
Area 1: Complete
Area 2: Complete
Area 3: Complete by November 6th
Area 4: November 11th - 15th
Area 5: November 18th - 20th
Area 6: November 21st & 22nd
Clean the Gutter
To assist with keeping the storm drains operating properly, please sweep up the smaller storm debris and leaves from your gutter and from the storm drains on your street. Keeping the storm drains open and unobstructed will allow rain and melt water to drain properly. City crews will be sweeping the streets, but due to the heavy volume of storm debris, they could use a helping hand. Your assistance with keeping storm drains clean will help prevent flooding, due to storm debris clogging up storm drains, culverts, and drainages.
The nine drop-off sites will remain open until the City has completed clearing debris in each area. If you do not want to wait for the crews to make it to your neighborhood, using a drop-off site is the best way to dispose of your storm debris.
Eight of the nine drop-off sites [PDF] are located in City Park parking lots and will be open 24/7. If you transport debris to a drop-off site, please follow these guidelines:
Please cover your load to keep leaves and other storm debris from falling out of your truck/trailer.
Please drop your storm debris in the areas marked by cones.
Only use the drop-sites for storm debris, do not dump trash, yard waste or any other materials at the drop sites.
Drop-off site locations:
City Park/City Pool (upper parking lot) Hidden Valley Park Collins Heights Park Dalbey Park (near Little League Fields) Heritage Park Willamette Park (Sunburst) Northwest Park (Tarver) McManamen Park Yard Waste Drop-Off Facility at Wastewater Treatment Plant (3101 S. Garner Lake Road)
For more information contact Public Information Officer Joe Lunne at (307) 686-5393.