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Lansing Crews Working On Spring Cleanups

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(WLNS) - It's a great day to start picking up the fallen branches that are visible now that the snow has melted.

As 6 News Nick Perreault explains, Lansing crews have a few tips that could help you and them along the way.

Whether it's by hand or machine, Lansing Public Services crews have some heavy lifting to do.

"There's a lot of debri out there, a lot of hard work out there, we have some long days ahead of us."

On day one Interim Public Service Director Scott House says they've sent out five crews all across the city.

"Our goal is to collect as much stuff as we can. We ask people to cut it down to four feet or less."

House says cutting branches to four-feet chunks and less than 30-pound bunches will do two things: make it easier on crews and allow trash pick-up crews to pick it up on their routes as well.

If your branches are piling up too high and you're looking for a place to put them, Lansing says you're encouraged to bring them to Washington park, where they say once this continues to pile up, they'll actually grind them up, so they can re-sell it.

"We'll either sell it to local landscapers or put it out for bid. Sometimes people will buy it for alternative fuel or they'll repurpose it for landscaping supplies," said House.

So as crews continue to pick up what mother nature tore down this winter House wants to remind you to be patient and lend a helping hand if you can.

"We're going to get there, we just ask people to get it to the curb as soon as possible, so we know what we are dealing with."

And how much manpower it will take to clean it up.

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