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Inorganic Debris Removal Process

Collection of inorganic storm debris items began the week of August 31. Crews are working their way through the entire city, zone by zone, and are picking up as much as they can on their first pass. Removal of storm-damaged items began in outlying areas with limited tree debris. Now, crews are moving into areas that have already had a first round of tree debris removal.

The order that streets are cleared is based on a variety of factors, including the size of the equipment, the narrowness of the street, parked cars blocking debris, traffic volumes, etc. Crews often need to return to cul-de-sacs or dead end streets with smaller pieces of equipment, but all streets will get at least two passes for inorganic debris pickup.

Residents are asked to set debris at the curb, keep the street and sidewalks free of debris, and keep tree debris in separate piles from non-tree debris. Crews will return in multiple waves until neighborhoods have been cleared of debris.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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General Inorganic Debris Pick-up

What items can I set out for collection?

The following items, and any other items damaged in the storm, may be collected curbside:

  • storage sheds
  • small electric garden tools
  • non electric garden tools, such as wheel barrows, shovels, rakes
  • children’s outside play buildings, trampolines, swing sets
  • above ground swimming pools, hot tubs
  • fencing — wood, vinyl, metal, wire
  • decking, deck railings
  • roofing, and roof waste — plywood/press wood sheets, trusses, joists
  • shingles, metal roofing
  • window awnings
  • glass, windows, doors
  • siding — vinyl, wood, metal
  • drywall
  • wall studs, framing material
  • eaves troughs, soffit & fascia
  • patio furniture, umbrellas, pillows, cushions, pads, swings
  • solar lighting
  • water damaged mattresses or clothing
  • water damaged carpets, flooring
  • other items damaged in the storm (water damaged furniture, damaged bathroom/kitchen fixtures)
  • grills (but not propane tanks)

Propane tanks, and any other hazardous materials must be properly disposed of at the Solid Waste Agency County Home Road location. This program is not intended to collect bulky items that were not damaged by the storm, so please schedule a bulky item pickup for appliances such as refrigerators, dryers, washers, dishwashers – etc. that were not damaged by the storm.

Where should I place items for collection?

Residents are asked to set debris at the curb, keep the street and sidewalks free of debris, and keep tree debris in separate piles from non-tree debris. Crews will return in multiple waves until neighborhoods have been cleared of debris.

Is there a charge for debris collection?

No. Tree debris removal is being done curb-side at no charge to residents.

Will you pick up items from the alleys?
We ask residents not to haul debris into the alley for pickup. We do not plan to haul inorganic debris items left at the edge of alleys. We are picking up storm debris curbside.
How can I dispose of bulky items and appliances not damaged in the storm?
Items not damaged in the storm will not be collected during this process and should be disposed of in the usual way. The Solid Waste & Recycling division's bulky item collection program is temporarily suspended while crews respond to storm debris.
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