1000 Lewis Street 
 Street Department

The Street Department is responsible for the maintenance and repair of approximately 39 lane miles of streets in Humboldt.

Services Provided:

  • The Street Department plows the snow and puts down salt in the winter to make the streets safer.  The crew also puts up the City's Christmas decorations.

  • A live Christmas Tree pickup is done in January.  This is for live trees only, and all decorations, stands, and wires must be removed prior to placement on the curb.
  • In the warmer months, the Street Department crew patches potholes, seals cracks, repairs curbs, maintains the storm sewers, mows city property, and sweeps the streets to keep debris out of the storm sewer system.

  • The crew is also in charge of the annual junk clean up.  The date is announced in the spring, and residents are allowed to put out large items that will not fit in a garbage bag for disposal.  Any appliances or electronics must have a tag purchased at City Hall in order to be recycled properly.  This is a very popular service, as it allows Humboldt residents to dispose of items like old furniture for free instead of paying for a landfill visit.

  • Brush pickup is done in conjunction with junk clean up, and is also provided after storms with large amounts of damage.  Any pickup dates are announced on the KHBT radio station and in the Humboldt paper as well as City signs and Channel 12.  Brush pickup is limited to branches 7 feet or less in length, and must be 6 inches in diameter or less. They must be placed close to the curb away from sign posts or other things that might hinder the pick up, and it is limited to one truckload per residence.  If you have brush/branches that fit those parameters that you would like to get rid of at other times of the year, they can be brought to the street shed at 1000 Lewis Street and put in the pile behind the building by the river.

  • The city compost pile is located on 16th Avenue North, just west of Union Cemetery on the south side of the road. Click HERE to see a map of how to get to the site, as the access was moved in 2013.  You are welcome to take your leaves, grass clippings, and garden waste there.  The site is open from 7 am to 7 pm, seven days a week during the spring, summer, and fall.  Residents are also welcome to take compost from the pile to use in their gardens.  Regulations are posted at the gate.  Click below to see a video of the Street Crew maintaining the compost pile.



Street Department Painting Lines