FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — After Monday night’s storm, many in Fort Wayne are cleaning up tree limbs and debris.

But what should residents do with the branches? Well, you’ll have to drop them off. The city will not collect tree branches or limbs.

Here’s where to take them:

City Utilities biosolids facility

6202 Lake Ave.

Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon until 6 p.m. Sunday

City Utilities has extended hours at its Biosolids Facility after the storm. Residents can drop off tree branches and tree limbs from residential areas.

Republic Services compost site

6231 MacBeth Road

Hours: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. until noon Saturday

Republic Services will start accepting tree debris at their compost site at the landfill beginning Thursday morning. Residents will have to scale in and out so Republic is able to obtain weights on all incoming materials for tracking purposes with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. There will be no charge to residents.

At the city’s Biosolids Facility on Lake Avenue, it was especially busy Wednesday with trucks and other vehicles bringing in trees limbs, bags of yard waste and other storm waste.

Frank Suarez, director of public information for city utilities,  said a normal day brings in 25 tons of yard waste;

“We see a lot of people in the spring when they’re cleaning up their yards and getting them ready for the summer, but we open extra hours when there are big storms like this. We have a lot of people that have been coming out,” Suarez said.

“We’ve had a lot more people coming out in the last two days. Normally we have about 25 tons that come to this plant. That’s an average per day, but just today through noon we already saw about 40 tons, so (this is)well over what we normally see.,” Suarez said.

For Tuesday and Wednesday, the total was about 142 tons at the noon mark Wednesday, Suarez added.

Right now, the drop offs are free through Sunday, he said, adding that the city knows people have a lot of debris, but it has to be cut up. Suarez emphasized that there are 29,000 storm drains in the city that could be stuck with debris and the city could use the public’s help to clear them, if necessary.

Gilbert Gonzalez and his son, Mike, were making their second trip to the facility Wednesday from their home in Shorewood subdivision off Illinois Road on the city’s southwest side. He lost many branches on a willow and pear tree, he said.

“I’m bringing all the limbs from the tree that the wind blew over the other night,” Gonzalez said. “I’m just cleaning up my yard, getting rid of it and trying to get it back to where it was.

He spent seven hours Tuesday, cleaning the debris from the storm that surprised him it was so strong.