1000 LEWIS STREET
The Street Department is responsible for the maintenance and repair of approximately 39 lane miles of street in Humboldt
~ 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. All decorations, stands, and wires must be removed prior to placement on the curb.
~ In the warmer months, the Street Department crew patches potholes, seal cracks, repairs curbs, maintains the storm sewers, mows city property, and sweeps the street 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 allows 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 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 large storms with causing significant damage across the city. Any pickup dates are announced on the KHBT radio station, in the Humboldt paper , on City signs, and on Channel 12. Brush pickup is limited to branches up to 7 feet in length and 6 inches in diameter. They must be placed close to the curb and away from sign posts and other things that might hinder the pick up, and is limited to one truck load per residence. If you have brush/branches that fit the size requirements to get rid of other times of the year, they can be brought to street shed at 1000 Lewis Street and put in the brush pile behind the building.
~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. You are welcome to take your leaves, grass clippings, and garden waste there. The site is open from 7 am to 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.