MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TX -Montgomery County is beginning its recovery program in the wake of Hurricane Ike. This program will cover all unincorporated areas in the County, through an inter-local agreement with the following cities: Cut and Shoot, Magnolia, Montgomery, Panorama Village, Roman Forest, Oak Ridge North, Shenandoah and Patton Village.
Authorizations from the following cities are pending: Splendora, Stagecoach, Willis, Woodbranch and Woodloch.
The City of Conroe will be initiating its own program.
Montgomery County residents are asked to place any storm-generated debris on the public right-of-way.
The public right-of-way is the area of residential property that extends from the street to the sidewalk, ditch, utility pole or easement.
Only debris placed on the public right-of-way will be eligible for collection until further notice. This must be located on either the front slope of the ditch or at the curb.
Do not let the debris block drainage in culverts or curb drains, this could cause (additional) street flooding.
Vegetation debris such as woody burnable debris such as limbs and shrubbery should be placed on the curb.
There is no need for bundling or strapping. Fencing can also be picked
up, but placed in a separate stack.
Bagged debris should not be placed on the public right-of-way; only loose debris will be collected.
Household garbage should be kept separate from the debris and will be picked up by the normal service provider.
Do not place debris near any water meter vault, fire hydrant or any other above-ground utility.
These items will be picked up separately:
Construction and demolition debris
Hazardous household products and tires
Household white goods (appliances that are properly prepared for pickup).
Debris removal may begin as early as the following dates. Incorporated area will be included in the Precincts.
Precinct 1: Monday, September 22, 2008
Precinct 2: Friday, September 19, 2008
Precinct 3: Friday, September 19, 2008
Precinct 4: Friday, September 19, 2008
If all debris is not picked up during the initial pass, please continue to place remaining debris to the right-of-way for collection on subsequent passes. It will take approximately three weeks for the contractor to make the first pass and there will be total of three passes of debris collection.
Beginning Wednesday, September 17, 2008 for all debris related questions please call the Debris Management hot line at 877.237.7782 for further instructions.
Please check the county website www.mctxoem.org for additional information and updates on the debris removal process.