Purcell residents who spruce up their property in the fall by trimming trees and shrubs have a new partner in the effort during October - the City of Purcell.
City Clerk Dorothy Kennedy said city crews will pick up tree limbs and brush left at the curbside.
The one-time service is free to residents.
To qualify, residents are required only to have the limbs and brush at the curb by the designated date. No limbs or brush will be picked up in alleys.
In neighborhoods north of Grant Street, the limbs and brush must be at the curb by Oct. 7, with pick up scheduled Oct. 9-12.
South of State Highway 39 West, the curbside date is Oct. 14, with pick up Oct. 15-19.
East of Green Avenue and between Grant Street and SH 39 West, residents must have the items at the curb on Oct. 21 with pick up Oct. 22-26.
For the area west of Green Avenue and between Grant Street and SH 39 West, limbs and brush must be left at the curb on Oct. 28 to be picked up Oct. 29-Nov. 2.
Kennedy said the city will charge residents for removal if limbs and brush set out after the area’s scheduled free pick up dates.
Residents aren’t required to bundle the debris or cut limbs and brush to a specified length during the designated free pick up dates.
“They just have to put it at the curb,” she said.