After the contractor picked up my debris they left all of the appliances?
Appliances and White Goods – refrigerators, washers, dryers, water heaters will be left for a separate load by itself. The contractor is to recover the Freon from the refrigerators and recycle these items.
Can you provide a schedule of when my home’s storm debris will be picked 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. Updates regarding locations will be shared weekly on the City’s website and social media.
Do we put flood related items like clothing, shoes, housewares, etc. out for the storm debris trucks or in bags for regular trash pickup?
These items are classified as Construction andDemolition Debris (C&D) – carpet, textiles, wood, metal, drywall, shingles, as well as building contents and personal property – furnishings, clothing, etc. Please place them at the curb or in the right of way.
Do you have anything to help disabled people who cannot get their storm debris out to the curb?
The City has dedicated a crew of staff to record location, photograph and compile data on debris for the purpose of removal. All debris should be placed in the right of way as soon as possible so city crews can evaluate the quantity of debris.
I lost a lot of trees that are too big to be put into the bundles. Can I set them on the curb and they will still be picked up?
Vegetative Debris – trees, limbs, brush, leaves, should be cut and stacked for removal.
If I have already bagged my debris, do I have to take it out of the bags?
Any small/loose material that has already been bagged and placed out can remain bagged for collection.
If the storm debris is not sorted, will it be picked up?
Any small/ loose material that has already been bagged and placed out can remain bagged for collection. The City requests that the debris be placed in separated types as shown on the debris flyer.
Only one street in my neighborhood was affected, how long can we expect to wait to have our debris picked up?
Debris trucks are dispatched to the hardest hit areas of the City first and then will be directed throughout city neighborhoods. City crews are surveying the city on a daily basis to locate and identify areas for debris removal.
Should I put my debris out now if my neighborhood is not highly impacted?
All debris should be placed in the right of way as soon as possible so city crews can document and evaluate the quantity of debris.
We don’t have room to separate items like the graphic. What should we do?
All debris should be placed in the right of way as soon as possible so city crews can evaluate the quantity of debris. Construction and Demolition type debris will be removed first, followed by appliances/white goods.
What about textiles? They are not included in the graphic. Can they be set out for storm debris pick up?
Construction and Demolition Debris (C&D) includes carpet, textiles, wood, metal, drywall, shingles, as well as building contents and personal property – furnishings, clothing, etc.
What is considered storm debris?
Storm debris is defined as any material ruined by the flood water or winds from the hurricane event.
When will the debris areas be cleaned up?
The contractor will move thru the city to remove as much debris as possible. When the second pass moves thru the neighborhoods the contractor, will then concentrate on performing a detailed cleanup. Also with assistance from the residents this task could be expedited.
Why do the materials have to be sorted?
Federal regulations require the city debris contractor to separate the debris for the landfill to accept and for any components to be recycled.
Will the contractor pick-up debris if vehicles are parked on the street?
Due to sight visibility and passing distance, please do not park vehicles in front of debris piles between the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The debris trucks cannot pick up debris by reaching over the vehicles.
Will there be multiple passes? If so, how many?
Please note that at this time, the City’s debris removal contract includes two debris removal sweeps.