Debris Removal Guidelines


DEBRIS REMOVAL NOTICE for HARRIS COUNTY RESIDENTS

Normal Household Trash
Normal household trash and bagged debris of any kind will not be picked up with disaster debris. You should continue to follow your normal garbage removal schedule.

Vegetative Debris (do not put in bags)
• Leaves
• Logs
• Plants
• Trees


Construction & Demolition Debris
• Building materials
• Carpet
• Drywall
• Furniture
• Lumber
• Mattresses
• Plumbing

Appliances and White Goods
• Air conditioners
• Dishwashers (taped shut)
• Freezers (food removed, taped shut)
• Refrigerators (food removed, taped shut)
• Stoves (taped shut)
• Washers, dryers (taped shut)
• Water heaters

Electronics • Computers • Radios
• Stereos
• Televisions

Household Hazardous Waste
• Cleaning supplies
• Batteries
• Lawn chemicals
• Oils
• Oil-based paints and stains
• Pesticides

DEBRIS SEPARATION

Separate debris into the six categories shown above.

Note: Household Hazardous Waste should be taken to the County’s Household Hazardous Waste Facility at 6900 Hahl Road for disposal. Please call 281-560-6230 for hours and more information or visit: http://www.eng.hctx.net/Consultants/Household-Hazardous/Household-Hazardous-Waste.


DO NOT STACK OR LEAN
Placing debris near or on trees, poles, or other structures makes removal difficult. This includes fire hydrants and meters.

UNSURE WHERE TO PLACE DEBRIS?
Place debris in the public rights-of-way. If you don’t have a sidewalk, ditch, or utility line in front of your house, place debris no further than 15 feet off the back of curb or edge of pavement. Note: Any debris placed from the sidewalk toward your property will not be picked up.

PRIVATE ROADS, BUSINESS, COMMERCIAL AND LIGHT INDUSTRIAL WASTE
Please check with your respective management companies for disposal options.

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