Due to the damage to trees and vegetation caused by the recent winter storm, Environmental Waste Services will not be able to pick up all the tree limbs and other excessive brush on the regular collection schedule.
The EWS crews are utilizing all available manpower and equipment to assist residents in collecting the brush debris in the most safe, efficient manner. Collections updates will be posted on the Environmental Waste Services web page.
To assist the collection crews, residents are reminded to follow the normal guidelines for brush collection:
• Place brush at the collection point at the front curb and place away from stationary obstacles such as mailboxes, phone pedestals, electrical and cable boxes and low hanging wires
• Brush should not create a safety hazard by blocking the view of motorists
• Brush blocked by vehicles cannot be collected in order to avoid damage to parked vehicles
• Brush should not be mixed with other bulky waste such as mattresses and furniture
Residents are reminded that they can haul material at no cost to Garland’s C.M. Hinton, Jr. Regional Landfill and Wood Recycling Facility, located at 3175 Elm Grove Rd. in Rowlett. Residents must present their driver’s license and a copy of their most current utility bill. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Once EWS has completed an area, they will move to the next collection area. They acknowledge that brush may have been placed at the curb after the initial collection and will make a second pass for each collection day after all the areas have been covered for the first time.