2017 Storm Related Debris Collection
**PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CITY'S DEBRIS HAULING CONTRACTOR IS CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING A DELAY COLLECTING STORM RELATED DEBRIS AND ARE IN THE PROCESS OF ASSIGNING ADDITIONAL CREWS TO THE CITY.**
Due to the recent storm, the City of West University Place is coordinating the collection and removal of storm related debris with the City’s debris hauling firm. Ceres Environmental will begin the first pass in Area 1 (click here for Area map) starting Monday September 11, 2017 between the hours of 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, and continue into Area 2 the days following. Residents are urged to have all material placed out no later than 7:00AM for both areas. It may take several days for crews to make their way through the entire City.
A second and final sweep will now start the week of September 25-29, 2017 through the remainder of that week between the hours of 7:00 am to 7:00pm for any remaining debris that may have been missed on the first sweep. Any storm material placed out after the completion of the second and final sweep will not be collected by the City and will the responsibility of property owner to dispose of, including cost.
Please note - storm debris material will not be collected by the City during the regularly scheduled trash service or on bulk trash days.
In order to expedite the process, please note the following:
- All debris is to be placed curbside within the Right-of-Way, which is between the property line and the street. Any debris placed on private property will not be picked up. Please keep the roadway and sidewalks as clear as possible.
- Any small/loose material that has already been bagged and placed out can remain bagged for collection.
- Do not mix household garbage, recycling or yard waste with storm related debris.
- Do not park vehicles in front of debris piles.
All storm related debris should be placed in separate piles based on the type of material:
• Construction and Demolition Debris (C&D) - wood, metal, drywall, shingles, as well as building contents and personal property – furnishings, clothing, etc.
• Vegetative Debris – trees, limbs, brush, leaves, etc.
• Appliances and White Goods – refrigerators, washers, dryers, water heaters.
• Electronics – computers, radios, televisions, other devices with a cord.
• Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) – Oil-based paints, lawn chemicals, cleaning supplies, etc.
(**UPDATE** - HHW will be accepted for collection curbside.)
Please note that the first and second sweeps are only for storm related debris. Household trash, recycling and bagged yard waste will be collected by the City per the normal schedule. Your cooperation will make this debris removal operation proceed smoothly and ensure that the community recovers as quickly as possible.
To report any unsafe debris situations (i.e. leaning trees, trees on houses, partially collapsed structures, etc.) please call (713) 662-5839.
For additional questions or concerns, please call the Public Works Department at (713) 662-5845 or email
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