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OKLAHOMA CITY – As power is being restored to residents across the state, cleanup begins.

Mother Nature did quite a bit of damage to trees and power lines across Oklahoma this past weekend.

Oklahoma City residents are encouraged to begin putting tree branches and limbs within 10 feet of their curb.

City officials say those limbs should not be longer than 12 feet.

When piling up those downed limbs, make sure they are away from gas meters, water meters, mailboxes, vehicles, power lines and telephone poles.

The City of Oklahoma City says the first round of storm debris will be picked up beginning next week, but they will only be collecting tree debris.

The special collection, which will begin the week of Dec. 7, falls in line with a lot of residents’ big junk collection.

Big junk will still be collected on the normal schedule.

However, residents should separate their big junk collection from their storm debris since they will be collected by different crews.

The City of Yukon announced they will begin curbside pickup of storm debris on Tuesday, Dec. 1.

In Moore, city officials say they will begin collecting storm debris on Monday, Dec. 7.

Crews will only collect tree debris with this special collection.

Moore residents should place tree branches and limbs within 10 feet of the curb and have them cut into segments no longer than 10 feet.

The special collection is not available to businesses.

In Edmond, tree debris pick up will begin on Monday, Dec. 7. Crews will begin at the west city limits and work their way east through Edmond.

Tree debris in Edmond must be cut into no more than six foot sections and must be placed within 10 feet of the curb.

Curbside pickup in Midwest City is free if you call 405-739-1030 by Monday, Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. It must be within 10 feet of your curb and pickup will actually begin on Wednesday, Dec. 9.