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Corpus Christi continues storm debris collection efforts

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CORPUS CHRISTI -

The City of Corpus Christi continues efforts to remove debris still waiting on city streets since Hurricane Harvey.

In a press release Wednesday, the city's Solid Waste Services department said they continue to work with a contractor specializing in debris removal to assist with brush and bulky item collection in the aftermath of the storm.

As of Sunday, September 10, city and contractor teams were said to have completed an initial pass for brush and debris through eight of the city's designated zones. Collection in the remaining zones was still underway, with additional collection units being deployed by contractors due to the substantial amount of storm related debris.

The city reminded residents that:

  • The collection crews' first pass would only pick up brush.
  • Construction materials and other debris will be collected on a second pass.
  • Crews will complete both passes before moving on to other zones.
  • Once all zones are passed through twice, there will be an additional citywide sweep.

Citizens were encouraged to assist in the effort by following a few protocols:

  • Separate brush piles from bagged debris and keep brush 100% clean, since it will be ground into mulch.
  • Do not mix bagged brush, yard waste or household garbage with clean brush, and do not stack bags on brush piles. Bagged debris cannot be picked up by the grinders.
  • Garbage should only be placed in green carts or brought to the J.C. Elliott transfer station.

Regular brush and bulky item pickup schedules will resume after storm debris collection is completed. The City asks for patience during its recovery efforts.

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