Storm Debris Clean-Up Information

July 21, 2021:  Street Maintenance personnel have completed two passes of removing storm debris through all 183 miles of public streets.  Today we will finish removing storm debris from streets within private subdivisions who have requested that service and provided authorization.  If you live on a public street and have still storm debris in front of your home, please contact 636-537-4000 and a work order will be entered.  Otherwise, storm debris removal is complete.  Significant work still remains, including removing stumps from all the fallen street trees and removing street trees which were significantly damaged (and are now considered hazardous) but did not fall during these summer storms.  If you have a stump in the right of way in front of your home please be patient as we work to remove those.  If there is a tree in the right of way in front of your home which you would like to have assessed please contact 636-537-4000 and a work order will be generated.

This will be the last update and the Alert on the City website will be closed the week of July 26.  The City of Chesterfield Public Works Department thanks you for your patience as we work to finish addressing the damage from the June 19, 2021 storm and return to regular maintenance operations. 


July 19, 2021:  Street Maintenance personnel have completed two passes of removing storm debris through all 183 miles of public streets.  If you live on a public street and have storm debris in front of your home, please contact 636-537-4000 and a work order will be entered.  Otherwise, storm debris removal is complete on public streets.  Today street maintenance personnel will begin removing debris from private subdivisions which have requested that service and provided authorization.  We expect to complete all storm debris removal later his week.


July 15, 2021:  Street Maintenance personnel have completed an initial pass through all 183 miles of public streets.  We began a second pass on July 12, 2021, and are approximately 55% through the City’s public streets.  We hope to complete the second pass through all City public streets by July 19.  Once the second pass through the City’s public streets is completed we will begin removal of debris located at the curb in private subdivisions which have requested that service and provided authorization.


July 13, 2021:  Street Maintenance personnel have completed an initial pass through all 183 miles of public streets.  We began a second pass on July 12, 2021, and are approximately 15% through the City’s public streets.  We hope to complete the second pass through all City public streets by July 16 or early in the week of July 19.  Once the second pass through City public streets is completed we will begin removal of debris located at the curb in private subdivisions which have requested that service and provided authorization.


July 9, 2021:  Street Maintenance personnel are approximately 95% through an initial pass of removing storm debris from the public right of way, with the only area remaining being Snow Map H (Wilson Avenue vicinity).  The first pass will be completed on Monday, July 12, after which we will immediately begin a second pass of removing debris from the public right of way.  Once the second pass is complete on all 183 miles of public streets we will remove debris from private subdivisions who have requested and authorized that service.  See below for additional details and requirements.   


July 7, 2021:  Street Maintenance personnel are approximately 80% through an initial pass of removing storm debris from public right of way.  We hope to have the first pass complete by July 9, 2021.  The two areas where an initial pass has not been complete are Snow Map B (subdivisions near Olive Boulevard between Ladue Road and River Valley Drive) and Snow Map H (subdivisions accessed from Wilson Avenue and Baxter Road (Chesterfield Airport Road to Clarkson)).  Snow Map B is approximately 75% complete at this time and Snow Map H is approximately 45% complete at this time.  Once the first pass on all public streets is complete we will begin the second pass of removing debris from the public right of way.  We expect that to begin on July 12, 2021.  Once the second pass is complete on all public streets we will remove debris from private subdivisions who have requested and authorized that service.  See below for additional details and requirements.   


July 2, 2021:  Street Maintenance personnel are approximately 50% through an initial pass of removing storm debris from the public right of way.  We hope to have the first pass completed by July 9, 2021.  If that occurs we will begin the second pass of removing debris from public right of way on July 12, 2021, followed by removing debris from streets within private subdivisions who have requested and authorized that service.  See below for additional details and requirements.      


June 29, 2021:  Street Maintenance personnel are approximately twenty percent through a first pass of the City’s 183 miles of public streets.  At this time maintenance personnel are removing all trees / limbs / branches at the curb.  As detailed below, residents have until July 12 to transport tree debris to the curb.  Any areas addressed by the City prior to July 12 will be checked again after July 12 to ensure all storm debris has been removed. 

As detailed below, the City will also pick up storm debris from streets within private subdivisions.  However, because these streets are private the City will need an email or letter in order to provide this service in private subdivision.  Private subdivisions which desire such service must have their Trustees send an email or letter to the City’s Director of Public Works by no later than July 12 (see details below).  Storm debris removal from private subdivisions will commence once all storm debris is removed from the public streets.   Because pick-up within private subdivisions will commence after July 12, there will be only one storm debris removal run though each private subdivision submitting a request.

Removal of the storm debris is a slow and arduous process the City must perform over 183 miles of public streets and many additional miles of private streets.  We continue to ask for your patience as this service will take several weeks to complete.   Unfortunately, we cannot provide estimated times a crew will be picking up storm debris in front of your house.  That said, we will provide this service on all of our 183 miles of public streets (including a re-check after July 12) and all private streets from which a letter or email has been provided by a Trustee. 


June 24, 2021:  City Street Maintenance personnel are nearing completion of the systematic removal of downed trees and limbs in roadways/right-of-way that pose a safety hazard and are transitioning to the initial removal of debris located within the right-of-way at the back of curb.  Crews will utilize the City’s snow plow routings maps to ensure each street is addressed.  Once the initial debris removal effort is completed a second effort will be started, on or after Monday, July 12 to continue removal of material that property owners have brought into right-of-way at the back of the curb. Please remember this removal only pertains to tree debris associated with the June 19 storm. 


June 22, 2021:  As a result of the storms that passed through the area on Saturday, June 19, the City of Chesterfield sustained substantial tree damage.  Immediately following the storm event and extending into Sunday, June 20, City Street Maintenance personnel focused on clearing the roadways and moving all debris to the side of the roadways such that City streets were safely traversable.

Beginning Monday, June 21, City Street Maintenance personnel began systematically patrolling public streets to remove downed trees and limbs located in the right of way and removing trees located in right of way that have been damaged in such a manner that they pose a safety hazard. 

Once this first pass of cleanup is complete, the City Street Maintenance personnel will continue to systematically work their way throughout the City removing tree debris located within the public right of way.

For those residents living on publicly maintained streets, the City will be providing removal services for any tree debris generated by the June 19 storm.  It is not necessary for residents on public streets to contact the City to request removal, but in order for the tree debris to be removed, property owners must bring the debris to the back of curb by no later than 7:00 am Monday, July 12.  Please keep in mind this removal service pertains only to tree debris associated with the June 19 storm.

For those residents living on privately maintained streets, the City will also be providing tree debris removal services.  In order for the City to provide these services on private streets, the Subdivision Trustees must send an email (publicworksdirector@chesterfield.mo.us) or a letter (Attn: Director of Public Works) requesting that the City of Chesterfield provide this service and authorizing the City of Chesterfield to access the private street(s).  The email or letter must be received by the City of Chesterfield by no later than July 12 and must contain the name, email address, and phone number of the authorizing trustee.  If such a letter is provided, including gate access if applicable, the City of Chesterfield will remove any tree debris brought to the back of the curb of the private street.  This service will be provided to private subdivisions after all public right of way trees have been cleared.

The complete debris removal process is anticipated to take over a month and weekly updates will be provided.  With approximately 183 miles of streets that the City maintains, the City is asking residents to please be patient as City crews work to clean up the tree damage left behind from the June 19 storm.