Montgomery County will begin the process of picking up post-Imelda debris starting on October 3rd.
If you would like to participate in the debris pick-up, please make sure that you have registered your damages with their office at mctxoem.org or with the call center that is open 8-5 Monday-Friday at 936-523-3916.
There will not be any drop-off locations, and all debris must be separated into the 6 categories listed below.
- Normal household trash - to be picked up by your service provider. Any normal household trash may be bagged or put out in the restrictions per your trash - Vegetative debris - Construction/demolition debris - 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
**Residents should separate items into 6 different piles in the county right-of-way...Do not bag debris.
+ Residents should not place debris directly under power lines + Residents should 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 + Residents should not allow debris to block drainage + Residents should keep vehicles off the street or roadway
Things to remember when cleaning up debris:
- Wear proper personal protective equipment (gloves, goggles, boots) - When cleaning flooded areas wash hands often with soap and water or hand sanitizer - Throw away items that cannot be easily disinfected - Discard any food that has been exposed to flood water - Seek immediate attention if you become ill or injured