Even weeks after superstorm Sandy, there are still downed trees on residents' properties that have not been taken care of.
Yorktown town officials said highway department employees are marking where those trees within the town's right-of-way are that need to be cleaned up. Once that list is compiled, town officials will hire an outside company to remove those trees. Homeowners would have to pay a fee to get their downed tree removed, Yorktown Supervisor Michael Grace said.
Officials said they don't want residents to start cutting up those trees into little pieces. In addition, town employees will not pick up branches unless they are cut to a maximum of 4’ in length, bundled and tied with a strong cord.
Once the bundled and tied branches are brought to curbside, the resident should call 914-245-4438 and the town's department will add their address to its collection list.
Yorktown Highway Superintendent said residents should not be placing tree stumps on the curbside for pickup because they would be too big to run through a shredder.