Am posting the DPW and PMUA information on storm debris pickup below, as taken from the city website. Note time for DPW pickup is VERY SHORT.
As Dottie Gutenkauf pointed out in an email, it is still on the city's website, but was moved toward the bottom of the page, underneath older items. Who would have suspected?
Department of Public Works and Urban Development
Hurricane Irene - Storm Debris RemovalPMUA Immediate Hurricane Response Services:
As you know, Hurricane Irene caused extensive damage in the City of Plainfield. Numerous city/private trees were knocked down, and as a result property owners are placing their trees and limbs at curbside and in the streets. Public Works has been working feverishly with PSE&G, doing all that we can to help restore power to our residents and open up our streets as expeditiously as possible.
Public Works will assist property owners that have trees and large limbs on their properties. Public Works will assist them by starting a curb-side collection program, Tuesday September 6, 2011 - Friday, September 9, 2011. Storm debris must be placed curbside.
Plainfield residents who choose to remove their own debris have the option of taking it down to the Transfer Station free of charge. The PMUA will be accepting storm debris starting Thursday, September 1, 2011 - Saturday, September 17, 2011.
Their hours are 7 AM - 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday; and 8 AM - 2 PM Saturday. If you have any questions for PMUA, you can reach them at 908-226-2518.
Please note: We don't want the yard debris to be mixed/co-mingled with property debris. Property owners, who had damage from basement flooding are advised to call PMUA at the above number to schedule a bulk waste pickup.
Vegetative Waste Drop-Off - In a continued effort to provide quality service to the community, the PMUA is offering city residents affected by Hurricane Irene no-charge drop-off of vegetative waste to 95 Rock Avenue, Plainfield.
This program will run for approx. 2 weeks, starting Thurs. 9/1/11 and conclude on Sat. 9/17/11. ID is required and material must be loaded loosely in a vehicle or in paper bags. No plastic bags or garbage accepted. Commercial landscapers not eligible for this program. For more info please contact 908.226.2518.
Earliest Date Available Appointments Given for Bulk Pick Ups
In response to the needs of our residents, The Authority will provide immediate bulk collection appointments on the earliest date available to those identified as being affected by the hurricane. The process for the bulk collection is the same. Call 908-226-2518 for more information or to make an appointment.