Debris Removal

The City has contracted Ceres Environmental for storm debris removal. The debris contractor is working 7 days a week to ensure storm debris pick up.  Please keep in mind it may take several weeks before all debris is removed. Debris removal crews are diligently working with the City of Pearland, so please bear with us during this process. 

Please remember to:

  • Avoid parking street side and blocking the debris as any blocked debris will not be picked up.
  • Please set aside an area for standard household trash that is separated from debris piles so that standard household trash can be found and removed by the City’s household trash collection provider.
  • For faster debris removal, residents are asked to assist by cutting bags to expose the contents for verification. The storm debris removal contractor must see what is being removed.
  • Keep recycling carts, bags, and recycling separate from debris.
  • Keep roadways and sidewalks clear. Streets must be passable for emergency vehicles, utility vehicles and school buses.
  • Please move all storm debris to the right-of-way.
  • Keep children and pets away from debris piles/work area.
  • Do not burn debris or rubbish. 
  • For your safety, stay clear of the debris trucks and grapple, storm debris collection truck drivers have limited visibility. 

For more information on City of Pearland neighborhoods affected by Hurricane Harvey, please view the impact map. Please note, the debris removal contractor will make multiple sweeps. Your cooperation will ensure the debris removal operation proceed smoothly and ensure that our community recovers as quickly as possible. 

Helpful hints

  • Do not mix household garbage, recycling or yard waste with storm-related debris. Regular household garbage must be bagged and set out at the curb so that Waste Management, the City's regular waste collection service provider, can pick it up. 
  • Do not park vehicles in front of debris piles between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The debris trucks cannot pick up debris when vehicles are parked in front. 
  • Debris trucks are being dispatched to the hardest hit area of the City first and then will be directed to other neighborhoods. 

 Storm debris separation

Separate storm debris accordingly (see graphic here):

  • Construction and demolition debris - carpet, textiles, wood, metal, drywall, shingles, as well as building contents and personal property - furnishings, clothing, etc.
  • Vegetative debris - trees, limbs, brush, leaves, should be cut and stacked for removal
  • Appliance and white goods - refrigerators, washers, dryers, water heaters
  • Electronics - computers, radios, televisions, other devices with acord
  • Household hazardous waste consists of items such as cleaners, paints and other hazardous materials and should NOT be mixed with other debris. 

To report any unsafe debris situations (i.e. leaning trees, trees on houses or potentially collapsed structures, etc. or for questions, please call 281.652.1900 for assistance. We appreciate your patience.