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UPDATE: Bulk & Brush Collection Efforts Continue; Trash and Recycling Collection Remains Unaffected

Post Date:07/03/2019

Brush PickupThe two additional trucks that were brought in last week from DRC Emergency Collection to assist with Republic Services in the bulk and brush collection efforts helped significantly, collecting over 1,012 tons of debris last week alone. Republic Services crews have worked with additional equipment every Saturday since the storm on June 9 and will continue those efforts through its completion.  An additional 7 trucks will be helping to service bulk and brush collection this week in an attempt to get everything caught up within the next week.

Republic Services has also continued to bring in extra trucks and crews, running between 2 and 4 additional bulk and brush vehicles each day throughout recovery efforts. Because not every City is serviced on the 4th of July, Republic Services will be able to allocate additional vehicles and crews to the City of Carrollton that day.

As always, the City appreciates your patience and will also continue to waive landfill fees and offer the drop off location behind City Hall for our residents during the remainder of the delay.

 

 

 

 


UPDATE: Heavy Storm Debris Resulting in Delayed Brush Collection; Trash and Recycling Collection Remains Unaffected

Post Date:06/19/2019 8:30 PM

Storm debris recovery efforts are still in progress. The City is averaging 9 times the typical bulk and brush debris. While there are normally 3 brush and 3 bulk trucks running, there are currently 5 of each type of truck operating at this time to try to catch up with the excess bulk and brush pick up. Republic crews worked with additional trucks all last week and extended their efforts last Saturday. Crews are currently working to complete last Thursday’s bulk routes and last Wednesday’s brush routes.

Beginning Monday, June 24 through Saturday, June 29, DRC Emergency Collection will be assisting Republic Services to help catch up brush and bulk collections. Please be sure to move any vehicles that may be blocking your brush or bulk so the team is able to collect upon arrival.

The City will continue to waive landfill fees and offer the drop off location behind City Hall for our residents during the remainder of the delay.

Republic has committed to providing additional trucks as they find them and can staff them. We sincerely appreciate your patience during these extraordinary circumstances. 
 

 

 


 

 Post Date:06/12/2019 9:41 PM

UPDATE: Heavy Storm Debris Resulting in Delayed Brush Collection; Trash and Recycling Collection Remains Unaffected

Despite starting the week with two additional trucks and adding another on Tuesday, June 11, due to the incredible volume of storm debris needing retrieval,

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Republic Services is still working with the City of Carrollton to get through the excess of bulk and brush collection from last Sunday’s storm. Republic has called in another truck from out of state that is expected to arrive early next week. In an effort to provide residents options, the following is being offered while collection is behind:

  • The landfill tipping fee for brush and bulk will be temporarily waived so residents who would like to remove their brush & bulk sooner can drop it off themselves free of charge. DFW Landfill is located at 1601-S. Railroad Street, Lewisville.

  • Beginning Saturday, June 15, the north parking lot behind City Hall (accessible via Rainwater Lane) will have 3 roll-off containers for residents who would like to drop off brush. Residents coming to drop off should enter the west parking lot from the Josey Lane side. Republic will continue to empty and replace the containers as needed for the duration of the storm-related collection delays. This service is for Carrollton residential brush only. The lot will be monitored to ensure contractor debris or other dumping does not occur.  If materials other than brush are thrown in the roll-offs, it will delay collection at this site because Republic will have to take it to another location for disposal.

06-14-19 Roll-Out Container MapRepublic Services will continue to work through the routes with the additional equipment. Your patience is sincerely appreciated as clean-up efforts persist. Trash and recycling pick-up continue to remain on schedule, as different trucks are used for the different services. Equipment used to remove and replace roll-offs is also different than brush and bulk collection equipment, so management of the drop-off site will not further delay collection.

For more information about how and where to leave brush for collection, visit  https://www.cityofcarrollton.com/departments/departments-q-z/trash-recycling/brush-bulk-pick-up.

 


Post Date:06/12/2019 9:41 PM

Heavy Storm Debris Resulting in Delayed Brush Collection; Trash and Recycling Collection Remains Unaffected

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In anticipation of the heavy volume of storm debris left from Sunday's storms, the City's solid waste collection provider, Republic Services, added bulk and brush trucks to assist with Carrollton collection.  Despite the additional efforts, collection of bulk and brush is falling behind. The current loads have been so large that Republic Services haulers have needed to make numerous trips to the landfill, which is increasing the time needed to finish each day's anticipated routes.  

Bulk and brush waste is collected weekly on regular trash collection days; however, bulk and brush collection is currently a full day behind schedule.  Part of Tuesday, June 11’s collections that were not picked up on time are anticipated to be completed Thursday, June 13 and collections will continue until caught up.  

Republic Services is continuing to monitor the volume and take action as needed. Republic Services has committed to adding more trucks to the

 Carrollton fleet as they become available. 

The City is aware of the inconvenience the collection delays cause, and appreciates your patience as Citywide clean-up efforts continue. Trash and recycling routes are not impacted and will be collected on regular collection days.  

For more information about how and where to leave brush for collection, visit  https://www.cityofcarrollton.com/departments/departments-q-z/trash-recycling/brush-bulk-pick-up.

 

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