TxDOT now collecting debris in OC

Published 4:05 pm Thursday, September 21, 2017

Special to The Leader

BEAUMONT – TxDOT is currently picking up storm debris in Orange County. Residents living along state roadways should place any debris generated by Tropical Storm Harvey along state right of way for pickup.

The right-of-way is the area of residential property that extends from the street to the sidewalk, ditch, utility pole or easement. Keep vegetative debris (woody burnable debris such as limbs and shrubbery) separated from construction and demolition debris, as they will be collected separately.

Clear bagged and loose debris will be collected. Any household hazardous waste, roof shingles or tires resulting from the storm, may be eligible for removal and should be separated at the curb.

Do not place near water meter vault, fire hydrant or any other above-ground utility. Only debris placed on the right of way will be eligible for collection.

Debris pick up in Jefferson, Hardin, Chambers, Liberty, Jasper and Newton County will begin soon.