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Where to find help, volunteer opportunities for fallen tree cleanup

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Posted at 3:57 PM, Sep 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-11 19:28:32-04

MILLCREEK, Utah — Millcreek is looking for volunteers to help residents who are unable to clean up and transport debris left behind by this week's windstorm.

The city will conduct volunteer coordination Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Millcreek City Hall, located at 3330 S. 1300 East. Anyone who wants to help must check in there first, and from there they will be sent out in teams to areas where help is needed most.

Volunteers with access to trucks and/or trailers will be especially helpful, the city said in a press release Friday. Those who have yard tools like rakes, chainsaws, shearing and pruning tools are also asked to bring them, as well as gloves and other personal protective equipment.

Residents who need help are advised to contact Andrew Clark with Millcreek Emergency Management at aclark@millcreek.us or 801-688-8608.

Utahns in other parts of the state can call 211 to request help in clearing their property from storm damage, and volunteers can sign up here through Utah Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster.

A central drop-off location for debri is set up at the Salt Lake County Maintenance Yard, 3800 S. Wasatch Blvd. It will be open for drop-offs beginning Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The location and hours will be re-evaluated as the need declines, the city wrote.

The Salt Lake Valley Landfill and Davis Landfill have both waived fees for residents dropping off weather-related green waste disposal. Businesses will still be charged, as will those dropping off grass clippings or general waste.