Moncrief tree debris picked up after neighbors complain to city

City said logs were bigger than what it removes but hauled them away Monday

By Jennifer Ready - Reporter, Roxy Tyler - Web producer, Quan McGil

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - People living in a Moncrief neighborhood told News4Jax they tried for two weeks to get the city to pick up debris from a tree removal but to no avail.

"It is an eyesore because it makes the neighborhood look bad," said Ted Walker, who's lived in the neighborhood for 30 years.

Joe Glenn takes care of the yard where the tree limbs are piled up.

"I keep the yard up and everything. I called the city three times to come and remove it, but evidently, they don’t care. They never came and removed it. They pick up small piles but leave the big pile," Glenn said. "People have complained about the sidewalk and everything, but it’s out of my hands, you know."

After News4Jax called the city Sunday, crews came out to look at the logs, and a city spokesperson said that the tree debris is larger than what the city accepts. Despite that, the logs were removed by the city by 8 a.m. Monday morning

It was a big relief for people who live in the area.

"We do a good job around here trying to keep the area groomed and nice, but yeah, that’s been an eyesore for a couple of weeks now," said Walker. 

If you have yard waste that is not being picked up, you can call the city at 904-630-CITY. 

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