Hurricane Harvey Trash Collection FAQ's

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When will tree limbs be collected from my curb?

Contractors will be making several sweeps throughout the entire City to collect tree limbs from residents. There is no formal schedule for these sweeps. If the contractors have already made a sweep through your neighborhood and your tree limbs were not at the curb, they will make a second sweep. Please stack limbs at the curb as soon as you are able to ensure your limbs are collected during these sweeps.

Is there a brush site I can take my limbs if I don’t want to wait for the contractor?

Yes. A free tree limb/brush drop-off site is open 7 days a week from 8am to 6pm until further notice. This site is located at Aloe Field at 21900 Zac Lentz Parkway, just off Bob White Road and Highway 77 (Loop 463). No plastic or paper bags. Please be sure to place a tarp over any material hauled to this site.
 
How do I place debris from storm out for collection?

Tree limbs and brush will be collected first. Place tree limbs no longer than 10 feet long in neat stacks as close to the street as possible. Tree limbs must not be stacked in ditches or on top of water or gas meters or and should not block street gutters.

Wooden fencing material and minor construction debris will be collected after tree limbs. Place wooden fencing material and minor construction debris in neat stacks as closely to the street as possible. Do not stack wooden fencing material and minor construction debris in ditches or block street gutters.

Metal debris will be collected last. Place metal debris in neat stacks as close to the street as possible. Metal debris must not be stacked in ditches or block street gutters.

You may place tree limbs, wooden fencing material, and metal debris at the curb all at once in three separate piles if you have room. If you do not have room, place out your tree limbs first. Once your tree limbs are collected, you may place out your wooden fence material and minor construction debris out next. Once wooden fencing material and minor construction debris has been collected, you may place out any metal debris.

What do I do if I don’t have a garbage cart?

We currently do not have resources to issue new carts to replace missing garbage carts lost to the storm. We are asking residents to claim any stray carts they see if they are missing their garbage cart. Please do not enter private property to claim a stray cart without permission. Otherwise, you may use your green and yellow recycle cart as a garbage cart until we are able to replace your missing gray garbage cart.
 
When will recycling collection begin again? What if my recycle cart is full?

At this time, city curbside recycling collection is halted until further notice. Recycling drop off sites are available at the county courtesy stations at the regional airport and Quail Creek. Please visit the county website for hours of operation and directions at http://www.victoriacountytx.org/index.php/recycling-centera.

When will yard waste collection begin again?

Yard waste is halted until further notice. Yard waste can be taken to the drop off site at Aloe Field located at 21900 Zac Lentz Parkway, just of Bob White Road and Highway 77 (Loop 463). No plastic or paper bags. Yard waste can be taken to the compost facility at 18125 FM 1686 (next to the landfill) by the trailer load or in paper sacks. Please be sure to place a tarp over any material hauled to this site.
 

My garbage wasn’t collected. Was my cart missed?

Currently, garbage routes are taking longer to complete than normal. If your garbage was not collected on your designated day, please leave your cart out until the next day. If your cart was not collected after the second day, please call our office at 361-485-3220.

Can I take debris to the landfill myself?

Yes. The landfill is open to the public. Their rates will apply if you choose to take debris and garbage to the landfill yourself. The landfill will be open to the public during their normal business hours (Monday-Friday from 7am to 5pm and Saturday from 7am to 11:30am). The landfill is located at 18141 FM 1686. Their contact number is 361-489-3611. Please be sure to place a tarp over any material hauled to this site.

Can I take tree limbs and brush to the compost facility myself?

Yes. The compost facility is open to the public. Their rates will apply if you choose to take tree limbs to the compost facility yourself. The compost facility will be open to the public. Operating hours are Monday through Friday from 7am to 5pm and Saturday from 7am to 1pm. The compost facility is located next to the landfill at 18125 FM 1686. Their contact number is 361897-1500. Please be sure to place a tarp over any material hauled to this site.

What do I do about household hazardous waste?

The At-Your-Door household hazardous waste collection is still running. Call 1-800-449-7587 to schedule a collection.

How long will it take for my debris to be collected?

There is no formal schedule for debris collection. Our contractors are working as quickly as possible to safely and properly dispose of debris created by Harvey. We ask residents to please be patient while we work through the very large amount of debris throughout the city. Residents can hire independent contractors to haul debris to the landfill, the compost facility or the free drop off site at 21900 Aloe Field. Anything hauled to these facilities must be tarped.

What if there are trees down next to my house in a City easement?

In the effort to restore the City to normal operations we are asking the residents to pull small tree limbs or brush to the curbside if they are able and willing. Otherwise, contractors will remove any debris located in City easements. There is no formal schedule for collection in City easements. We ask residents to please be patient as we work through storm debris cleanup.