Texas: Fort Bend County- Debris Pick-up to Begin Soon in Missouri City

By Heidi VanderVelde

The City of Missouri City’s debris pick-up, part of a joint partnership with Fort Bend County, will begin soon and involve three separate “sweeps.” The pick-up “sweeps” in each  neighborhood will take place every two to three weeks.

To prepare for the debris pick-up, residents are asked to follow the guidelines listed below:

* Place debris on the public right-of-way for collection. The public right-of-way is the property area that extends from the street to a sidewalk, ditch, utility pole or easement.
* Debris is to be placed on either the front slope of a ditch or at a street curb.
* Do not block drainage by placing debris in culverts or curb drains since this can cause street flooding.
* Vegetation debris, such as limbs and shrubbery, are to be placed on the curb and do not need bundling.

* Fencing materials are to be stacked separately from other debris.
* Do not place debris near any water meter vault, fire hydrant or any other above ground utility fixture.
* Household garbage is to be kept separate from debris and will be picked up by the normal solid waste service provider.
* Bags containing debris will not be picked up as part of the sweep and should not be placed on the public right-of-way.  Bagged debris is to be picked up by solid waste service providers.

To dispose the following items, contact the Debris Management hotline, 281-238-3430, for further instructions. These items will be picked up separately.

* Construction and demolition debris
* Hazardous household products and tires
* Household whitegoods (appliances that are properly prepared for pickup)

If all debris is not picked up during the first “sweep” or pick-up, continue to place remaining debris items on the right-of-way for collection during subsequent pick-up runs.

Source:  “Debris Pick up from Ike’s Impact to Begin Soon in Missouri City.” Fort Bend County.  15 September 2008, 5:37 AM.

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