The Bureau of Sanitation is urging L.A. residents to place palm fronds and tree branches that have blown down in the recent heavy winds next to the green bins to be picked up.

If palm fronds and branches are placed next to the green used for residential yard trimmings on regular trash collection days, they will be picked up together with the green waste and turned into mulch. This will help residents to keep their yards, streets and sidewalks clean in the wake of the strong wind storms.

Last Saturday, Sanitation crews conducted sweeps to clear palm fronds through Los Angeles. Additional Saturday sweeps are planned until the wind-related debris is cleared. For more information, or to report downed trees, palm fronds or branches, please call 3-1-1 or Bureau of Sanitation at (800) 773-2489.