Storm debris collection begins in Houston neighborhoods

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Beginning Saturday, April 23, 2016 the City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department and private contractors working on the City's behalf will begin storm debris collection in the single-family neighborhoods impacted by Monday's flooding.  This includes the following areas.

    Acres Homes
    Chateau Forest
    Kempwood/Bingle, Hollister
    Link Meadow
    Spring Branch, Blalock, Gessner, Hemstead

The City asks residents to help by separating everything into the following six categories.

Normal Household Trash - Normal household trash and bagged debris of any kind will not be picked up with debris as part of this program. You should continue to follow your normal garbage schedule.

Vegetative Debris - leaves (do not put in bags), logs, plants, tree branches

Construction & Demolition Debris - building materials, carpet, drywall, furniture, lumber, mattresses, and plumbing

Appliances & White Goods - air conditioners, dishwashers, freezers, refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers and water heaters

Electronics - computers, radios, stereos, televisions, other devices with a cord

Household Hazardous Waste - cleaning supplies, batteries, lawn chemical, oils, oil-based paints, stains and pesticides

Residents should not place debris piles near other objects like fire hydrants and mailboxes or under power lines or low hanging branches that would interfere with the collection equipment.

The City is also continuing to help with debris removal from inside 17 privately-owned apartment complexes in the Greenspoint area.