Reminder: Harris County Storm Debris Removal Procedures

As noted in an earlier update, Harris County will be providing curbside storm debris removal service throughout the County, including within MUD 501, in the coming weeks.

Please see the correspondence below from Harris County Precinct 3 Commissioner Tom Ramsey regarding storm debris removal procedures, and be sure to contact the debris hotline at (713) 274-3880 to request debris removal.

Please place storm debris curbside according to the below graphic and do not include storm debris with your household garbage.  

Precinct 3 Residents,

Precinct 3 Road and Bridge crews and contracted trucks will be starting debris pick-up on Monday, May 20th. Our area stretches from The Villages up to Cypress, through Tomball, Spring, Humble, Atascocita, then down the San Jacinto River through Huffman, Crosby, Highlands, and Baytown to Channelview. We were especially hard hit in Cypress and The Villages areas.

We expect debris operations to last for weeks to months, so please be patient as we move through the affected areas. Each debris zone where debris has been reported will have assets assigned. Presence will be heavier in the most impacted areas.

The most impactful things you can do to help are as follows:

  • REPORT DEBRIS to our hotline by calling 713-274-3880, this greatly helps with planning and staging of assets. You can also call Precinct 3 dispatch at 713-274-3100, if the debris hotline is busy.
  • Follow the debris staging/sorting guidelines in the attached handout (vegetative, construction, appliances, electronics, hazardous).
  • If at all possible, do not park cars on the street near or across from debris piles. Our trucks and equipment are very large and if an area is not able to be accessed we will have to return later once obstructions have been removed.

Please know that we understand how traumatic and disruptive an event like this can be. Many of our crews who will be working in your areas are also Precinct 3 residents with property damage and power outages… this makes us especially proud to be serving you. Thank you for your partnership in the recovery efforts.

Tom Ramsey Commissioner Precinct 3