As Friendswood continues debris management operations, residents are asked to remain patient through the removal process. While it may look as though storm debris is not being removed from yards, there are many instances of second and third piles of debris being placed curbside once the first piles are picked up. Trucks will continuously make passes along Friendswood streets in order to collect all storm debris left at the curb
The City is coordinating with IESI, Crowder-Gulf and two landfill operators to dispose of the debris, and large trucks are currently picking up debris throughout the entire city limits. The trucks running through Friendswood are picking up approximately 10,000 cubic yards of waste per day.
Residents should separate their garbage into as many as four separate piles:
Household trash, bagged as usual
Construction and other residential debris (i.e. sheetrock, appliances, metals, etc)
Bagged storm debris (i.e. leaves, twigs, etc)
Wooded storm debris (does not have to be cut, bundled or tied)
Waste must be placed at the curb in an area accessible to the large debris removal trucks. Per FEMA regulations, all trash must be no further than 12 feet from the curb. In addition, storm debris should NOT be piled around fire hydrants, mailboxes, or other structures.
Again, the City of Friendswood asks our residents to be patient at this time. Hurricane Ike has been declared a major disaster, and resources are working in recovery operations along the coast from Fort Bend County to Orange County.