Harris County Storm Debris Pickup

Pass #1 of 3 for Storm Debris Removal is underway.  Call 713-274-3880 to request debris pick-up.

Harris County debris removal is underway. The most important thing residents can do to ensure the process runs quickly and efficiently is to follow storm debris guidelines by separating and placing debris in the appropriate area.

  1. Separate vegetative debris, such as tree branches and plants, from construction and demolition debris, as they will be collected separately.
  2. Do not bag debris. Only loose debris will be collected.
  3. Do not place debris near drainage ditches, storm drains, mailboxes, water meters, fire hydrants, low-lying limbs, or any other above-ground utility such as transformers and power lines.
  4. Only debris placed in the appropriate area will be eligible for collection. If all debris is not picked up during the first pass, continue to push remaining debris closer to the curb for collection on future passes.
  5. Regular household trash should be disposed of with the regular collection of garbage. Spoiled food items should be thrown out in the regular trash, never mixed with storm or construction debris.

According to Precinct 3 Commissioner Tom Ramsey, debris pick-up started on Monday, May 20th.  He expects debris operations to last for weeks to months and is asking for patience as county crews 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.

For more information about storm debris pickup, call 3-1-1. Or https://www.pct3.com/Portals/45/Documents/Slider/Debris Separation Guides.pdf