Free broken branch drop-off sites for Denver residents

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A tree lands on a car in Denver as a result of a wind gusts on Oct. 16, 2012.

A tree lands on a car in Denver as a result of a wind gusts on Oct. 16, 2012.

A tree lands on a car in Denver as a result of a wind gusts on Oct. 16, 2012.

A tree lands on a car in Denver as a result of a wind gusts on Oct. 16, 2012.

DENVER — Did you know property owners are responsible for the cleanup of much of the debris caused by the heavy wind gusts that hit the Front Range on Tuesday and Wednesday?

Well, it’s true. Property owners are responsible for the cleanup of debris from trees on private property and even public property if that area is adjacent to their property.

But thankfully Denver Public Works and Denver Parks & Recreation are providing an option for Denver residents who need to dispose of some larger branches that fell during the storm.

You can bring those broken branches to one of two drop-off sites: Havana Nursery at 10450 Smith Road or Barnum Park North at 2144 West 6th Avenue. Both sites will be open for the disposal of branches from Thursday to Sunday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proof of Denver residency is required.

Both organizes heading the branch disposal efforts also advised residents that some branches can actually be disposed of as part of regular trash collections. Those branches must be no larger than 4 inches in diameter, must be cut to lengths of 4 feet or less and weigh no more than 50 pounds.

If any of the downed branches on private property have fallen on power lines, owners are advised to steer clear of the area and call Xcel Energy immediately for cleanup at 1-800-895-1999.

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