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Final Day For Lansing Debris Drop Off

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) -- Mountains of mulch, piles of pine trees and stacks of sticks fill Washington Park in Lansing.

Five months later, t
his park's still covered in debris from December's ice storm that city workers picked up and residents dropped off.

"We've lived here for more than 20 years and it's never been as bad as it was this December with the storm that came. It was bad," said Yolanda Ruiz who spent Sunday dropping of debris. 

Sunday marked 
the final drop-off day and many people made multiple trips to Washington Park. 
 
"We took it upon ourselves to come out here. This is the second day and we've done about five loads already," Ruiz said. 

On 
top of dropping off debris, many spent Mother's Day hauling away mulch city workers made from piles of yard waste previously dropped off. 

"I've seen piles of mulch before, but I've never seen anything like this and they still have more to do," said Steve Moffatt as he picked up mulch. 

There's so much mulch, at one point Sunday workers from the City of Lansing brought in a front loader to bring the mulch pile down and make it easier and safer for people to pile it into their cars.

From filling buckets, 
to the back of pickup trucks, people found ways to gather the mulch and get it out while they can.

"It's definitely more economical when you can get some [mulch] out of this big ole pile for free," said Scott Maurer, who came to Washington Park to pick up mulch. 

Officials with the City of Lansing say the debris will be ground into mulch and 
what residents don't take Sunday will be offered to contractors who will haul it away.
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