Edinburg Issues Debris Clean up Notice and Waives Landfill Fees

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EDINBURG, TEXAS – The City of Edinburg recognizes that clean up after a catastrophic weather event can place a strain on both the public and on City resources. To ensure that citizens are served, and that City equipment and work crews are utilized efficiently, the following policy will apply to the cleanup and disposal of tree limbs, branches and debris generated by Hurricane Hanna:

• Large tree limbs and branches brought down as a result of high winds and heavy rain may be cut and stacked behind the curb of your residence. The City will be following the Department of Solid Waste’s current brush schedule for their removal. Debris recovery and removal efforts specific to this rain event will not begin until after all water has receded and there is no rain forecast. This is to minimize water damage to personal property by avoiding our collection trucks to push water into homes while conducting debris removal activities.

NOTE: City crews will not be picking up branches and debris placed in the alleys at this time.

  • Under no circumstances should any type of storm debris be piled or pushed into the street. Such debris can end up being washed into drainage inlets and will create a clogging hazard. Debris should be placed by the curb and not on the sidewalk or on the street.
  • Avoid stacking against trees, poles, fences, fire hydrants, mailboxes, downed wires or storm drains. Ensure that debris is clear of any obstruction that could prevent its removal.
  • Please do not place organic waste in these piles. Spoiled food due to electric outages should be bagged and placed in a residential plastic bin for collection.

Residents who want to dispose of any debris themselves instead of waiting for city pick up can take items to the Edinburg City Landfill at 8601 Jasman Rd. All landfill fees are waiving this week if you are disposing of items damaged during Hurricane Hanna.

Hours of operation are Monday – Friday from 7:30 am – 6:30 pm and Saturday from 8:00am – 5:00 pm. The landfill will be closed on Sunday, August 2nd. The last day for free disposal is Monday, August 3, 2020.  Please bring an ID or utility bill. You must live within Edinburg city limits to dispose of items for free.

The City appreciates the cooperation of the public in ensuring the timely and efficient cleanup of debris after Hurricane Hanna.

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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Department of Solid Waste Management at (956)381-5635 or email [email protected].

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