Corpus Christi, Texas, continues Hurricane Harvey debris cleanup

Corpus Christi, Texas, continues Hurricane Harvey debris cleanup

City develops website to keep residents up to date on progress.

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October 17, 2017
Waste Today Staff
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The city of Corpus Christi says is continuing to pick up brush left over from Hurricane Harvey. In an effort to keep everyone updated, citizens can now visit www.cctexas.com/debrispickup for the latest on the progress, the city announced in a press release.

As of the Oct 11 announcement, crews were working in the following areas:

  • Four crews are working in Area 5, Ayers Street to Doddridge Street, Staples Street to Ocean Drive;
  • Two crews are working in Area 3B, Weber Road to Staples Street, Holly Road to SPID;
  • Three crews are working in Area 4, Holly Road to Yorktown Boulevard, Everhart Road to Weber Road; and
  • Four crews are working in Area 8, NPID to Port Avenue, Morgan Street to IH 37.

The website also has advice for residents to help expedite pickup. The first cycle collection is still in progress and is estimated to be completed next week. Cycle 2 will begin there after collecting debris including bulky items like construction materials including fencing.

The website also includes lists of dos and don’ts for debris cleanup, including:

DO:

  • Place debris in separate piles on the curbside;
  • Create a pile each for heavy brush and vegetation (these include leaves, logs, plants, trees, and tree branches);
  • Cut large tree branches into smaller pieces and place them in a pile for heavy brush and vegetation on the curbside;
  • Place small piles of brush and debris in the green cart for collection, provided the lid can still close;
  • Create a separate pile for storm debris (this includes building or construction materials, drywall, carpet, furniture, lumber, mattresses, and plumbing);
  • Create a separate pile for household appliances (refrigerators and freezers should not contain any food items and have their doors removed for safety); and
  • To have refrigerators picked up, call (361) 826-CITY (2489) and all other appliances can be taken to the J.C. Elliott Transfer Station.

DON’T:

  • Place debris under power lines or low hanging trees;
  • Park cars or place obstructions near curbside brush which will prevent cleanup crews from removing items safely and efficiently;
  • Place hazardous waste out as it is not being collected but it can be taken to the J.C. Elliott Transfer Station at Highway 286 and Ayers Street;
  • Place recyclable items in the green bin (it is for trash only);
  • Place brush or trash in the blue bin (it is for recyclables only);
  • Block storm drains when setting brush out for curbside pickup; and
  • Block sidewalks and driveways when setting brush out for curbside pickup.