|FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS – The first round of pickup for vegetation debris has been completed and the second sweep or pass-through of the county began this week. To date an excess of 400,000 cubic yards of debris has been collected. The second sweep includes vegetation and construction materials, but no bagged debris. Fort Bend County and the T.F.R. crews have been working continuously since the storm to clear debris from the right-of-ways.
Many cities within Fort Bend, such as Beasley, Village of Fairchilds, Fulshear, Meadows Place, Needville, Orchard, Village of Pleak and Town of Thompsons are in the final stages of collection and should be completed by the end of this week, October 24, 2008. For additional debris collection information after this date for one of these cities please contact the city public works department or city hall.
The final sweep through the County will begin on Monday, October 27, 2008 for the following: Arcola, Houston, Missouri City and Rosenberg and the unincorporated areas of the County. ALL remaining storm debris must to be placed on the right-of-way no later than October 27th. The final pass-through will be completed very quickly and after the final sweep any debris disposal will be the responsibility of the property owner.
Some piles of debris have not been collected because construction and demolition debris have been mixed in with the vegetation debris. These materials are disposed of in different manners so they cannot be picked up together. Debris piles may also be passed over due to parked vehicles blocking access.
If the contractor has picked up debris in your area or subdivision and your street or house was missed, please leave a message with the address, street name, subdivision and a city or zip code, and this information will be given to the contractor. The contractors are updated several times each day.
All telephone calls (281-238-3430) for debris are routed to Road & Bridge and all will be addressed as soon as possible. Multiple calls for the same address will only slow down the process for all concerned callers.
If you live in a Gated Community and have questions about debris removal make sure your Homeowners Association has contacted Fort Bend County and provided the proper documents to allow access to your streets.
Please see the County’s website at www.fortbendcountygov.com for more detailed instructions about the correct placement of items in the right-of way.
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