(Cushing) — Cushing City officials have set January 24th as the final date for free curbside pickup of ice storm debris. In a statement issued by City Engineer Steve Spears, the contractor hired by the City of Cushing in conjunction with the Federal Emergency Management Agency will begin making the final pass for debris pickup on that date. After that date, it will be the job of area residents to remove tree limbs and branches downed in the December ice storm.

Residents wishing the contractor to haul and dispose of the ice storm debris from their yard will need to:

1. Place the tree debris at the curb, stacked no further than 10 feet from the back of the curb.

2. Only tree debris will be picked up.

3. All limbs and tree sections should be in

manageable lengths.

4. Debris must not be placed near fire hydrants or utility boxes.

Residents are encouraged to get their debris to the curb by Jan. 24 if they want it picked up free of charge.

Regular residential trash pickup will remain curbside only until further notice.