City asks residents to comply with brush and limb removal guidelines
NACOGDOCHES- As the summer heat continues to set in, and residents stay busy maintaining their lawns, it is important that they remember the guidelines for brush and limb removal. The City of Nacogdoches picks up limbs, brush, and yard waste from any residential address free of charge to the resident. Only residential addresses are allowed to place yard waste in front of their homes for pick up. The City of Nacogdoches does not pick up yard waste generated by professional service companies such as lawn care or tree trimming businesses. It is the responsibility of those professional companies to dispose of any waste they generate from yard work.
It is especially important during this time of year that residents follow the established guidelines relating to location and type of yard waste to be picked up. Brush pick up works on a rotating schedule around the City, and cannot be scheduled by residents. Residents can be assured that if the items are placed properly according to the established guidelines the waste will be removed in a timely fashion. Copies of the Brush & Limb removal guidelines are available on the City’s website www.ci.nacogdoches.tx.us and on the City’s facebook page.
Citizen’s Guide to Residential Limb and Brush Collection
In order to help the City of Nacogdoches Public Works department serve you better it is important to follow the established guidelines for brush and limb collection inside the City Limits.
· Brush/Limb collection is only available for residential addresses with active water accounts.
· The City of Nacogdoches does not schedule brush pick up, services work on a rotating basis. The cycle typically takes approximately two weeks, depending on volume.
· Tree limbs and brush shall be stacked on street right-of-ways, or within 3 to 6 feet of the curb or street.
o Stacks shall not exceed 6’L X 4’W X 4’H and be limited to three piles.
o The maximum diameter of the largest limb shall not exceed 12 inches in diameter.
o Brush must be stacked in front of the residence that generated the brush.
o Brush placed on vacant lots or in the streets will not be picked up.
o Limbs should not extend into the roadway.
· Bagged yard waste and limbs may be disposed of at the City Landfill as well, for no charge, provided that the:
o Bags contain only yard waste, no other waste is mixed in the bag.
o Limbs are unloaded in the area designated by landfill staff.
o Bags must be emptied and disposed of in the area designated by landfill staff.
o Limbs may not exceed 12 inches in diameter.
Lawn Care businesses, tree service businesses, or anyone working for hire are responsible for removal of limb and brush debris. The City of Nacogdoches will not pick up debris left over from any of these services. Disposal of waste generated by these businesses are their responsibility.