St. Louis County Tree debris drop off site to remain open longer

A windstorm barreled through portions of central St. Louis County on September 5 breaking branches and knocking down hundreds of trees in and around Gilbert, Aurora and Hoyt Lakes. On Tuesday, St. Louis County announced they would keep the tree debris drop-off site open longer than originally announced.

The South Gravel Pit will remain open through October 9.

The extended schedule is to assist residents still cleaning up following the September 5 storm.

County officials say the South Gravel Pit, located at 2142 Vermilion Trail (Highway 4) in Makinen was opened to accept trees and branch debris from residents at no charge. The South Gravel Pit is open from dawn until dusk, seven days a week. There are signs posted near the entrance and there is a designated area for unloading tree debris.

The site is open for self-service, though County staff are present at times, and surveillance cameras are in use. County officials say no other yard waste, household items, construction debris or garbage is allowed.

St. Louis County is not offering curbside pickup of debris.