Q Is there a legal way to help and support citizens with debris removal not related to a disaster or emergency?

A A municipality is not authorized to use public funds, equipment or labor for the purpose of making improvements on or to private property, as such would amount to an unlawful donation. In an effort to encourage residents and volunteers to properly maintain property and promote clean-up days within the municipality, the municipality may make drop-off containers available and accessible at different locations, as long as they are available to all residents. Likewise, a municipality could park its dump truck on or alongside the municipal right-of-way for the purpose of making it accessible to all its citizens in their clean-up efforts. (Attorney Generalís Opinion to Whitehead dated March 4, 2011)