City to provide dumpster, have special pickup for flood trash

By 
KRISTYN HALBIG ZIEHM
Ozaukee Press staff

The City of Port Washington will have dumpsters available at the street department garage on Moore Road for residents to dispose of items damaged in this week’s flooding, officials announced Wednesday.

The dumpsters, which will be inside the fence, will be available from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays beginning Aug. 30 and running through Sept. 8. 

People dropping things off should bring their city yard sticker or identification to the garage to prove residency.

Street department crew will also pick up flood-damaged items from Tuesday, Sept. 4, through Friday, Sept. 7.  All items need to be at the street curb by 7 a.m. 

Items other than carpeting and furniture must be contained in boxes or bags weighing less than 50 pounds. Carpeting should be cut lengths of four feet or less and rolled and tied with rope or twine. 

Residents are encouraged to bag as many flood-damaged items as possible and bring them to the Street Department garage, leaving heavier items such as furniture and carpeting at the curb.

No appliances or electronics will be picked up or allowed in the dumpsters.

Ozaukee Iron does accept these items for a price, city officials noted.

City Administrator Mark Grams said officials tried to hire a firm for curbside pickup, but these businesses declined, saying they didn’t have the manpower or trucks to do the work. Most firms currently only have side-loading trucks that accommodate garbage carts.

“They’ll provide dumpsters, but as far as actual pickup, no,” Grams said.

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