City continues to remove storm debris

Published 11:10 am Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Special to The Leader

The City of Orange has begun picking up damaged debris as of Monday, April 4, 2016, in areas within the City where homes were affected by the recent Sabine River flooding. This service will continue to run for an additional 30 days to give citizens in the City of Orange who were affected by rising water more than a single opportunity to have damaged materials and debris removed.

Any flood related materials that citizens may want removed from the area must be separated into four distinct categories. FEMA requirements for separation of debris and damaged material are as follows: C&D Piles- construction and demolition materials; Green Waste Piles- tree limbs, branches and cuttings; White Goods- refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers, freezers, etc.; and finally, Hazardous Waste- paints, household chemicals, etc.

The City of Orange Office of Emergency Management would like to remind the citizens of Orange that all debris to be removed must be separated into their proper piles and placed curbside no later than Friday, June 3, 2016.

If you have any questions, please call 409.883.1900 for further assistance.