Storm debris removal: What residents in The Woodlands need to know

By: Kim Kyle Morgan, Woodlands Online
| Published 08/31/2017


THE WOODLANDS, Texas – If you have storm debris from Hurricane Harvey, register at the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management to be added to the list for pickup.

Debris needs to be separated and placed on the county right-of-way for the trucks to pick it up, as contractors will not go on private property.

The guidelines for storm debris pickup are as follows:

  • Do not bag items
  • Vegetative debris (tree limbs, trees, shrubs, plants)
  • Construction/demolition debris (sheetrock, carpet, wood, flooring, furniture)
  • White goods (refrigerators, ranges, water heaters, freezers, unit air conditioners, washing machines, clothes dryers, and other similar domestic and commercial large appliances)
  • E-waste (electronics)
  • Household hazardous waste (paint, oil, cleaning supplies, fuel)

Here are additional tips from MCTXOEM:

  • Do not place debris directly under power lines
  • Make sure debris piles are easily accessible and are not next to or leaning against trees, meters, mailboxes, water hydrants or anything else that could be damaged during the collection process
  • Do not allow debris to block drainage ditch or roadway
  • Keep vehicles clear of debris

Meanwhile, The Woodlands Township said the Waste Management schedule will return to normal the week of Sept. 4. Labor Day will not interrupt or delay services.

The Recycling Drop-Off Center at 5310 Research Forest Drive will re-open Wednesday Sept. 6.

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