BEAUMONT, Texas — Contractors for Jefferson County are making a second pass picking up storm debris and will soon be making their final pickups.

The final round of debris pickup and removal will happen on October 28, 2019 according to a news release from the county.

The county contractor will be picking up debris only in unincorporated areas of the county.

Any residents that do not have their debris put out on the right-of-way by then will be responsible for their own debris removal according to the release.

The county asks that residents place their debris in piles at the curb in the public right-of-way and off of private property.

Separate debris as follows…

  • Construction and demolition materials (building construction materials – wood, metal, drywall, shingles, etc., as well as building contents and personal property – furnishings, clothing, appliances, etc.)
  • Vegetative materials (trees, limbs, brush, leaves, etc.)

Residents can reach the debris contractor via a “Debris Hotline” at (888) 721-4372

Crews will not go on to private property to collect or remove debris according to the release.

The contractor will only be picking up disaster related debris and not household garbage.

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From a Jefferson County news release…

Recovery efforts are underway in response to Tropical Storm Imelda in Jefferson County, Texas The County’s contractor is currently conducting a second pass through neighborhoods.  A FINAL PASS of debris collection and removal will be October 28th. Residents that do not have their debris on the right of way by this date will be responsible for their own pick-up and disposal. Residents are asked to  separate disaster debris as follows, and place it in piles at the curb in the public right-of-way, not on private property:

  • Construction and demolition materials (building construction materials – wood, metal, drywall, shingles, etc., as well as building contents and personal property – furnishings, clothing, appliances, etc.)
  • Vegetative materials (trees, limbs, brush, leaves, etc.)

Please be advised that debris removal crews WILL NOT, at this time, enter onto private property to collect or remove debris. All debris must be placed in separate piles at the curb in the public right-of-way, as described above. It is the home owner’s responsibility to bring the debris to the curb and to properly separate it. Your cooperation will make this debris removal operation proceed smoothly and ensure that the community recovers as quickly as possible.

Please note that this operation is ONLY for disaster debris. Please do not attempt to place garbage or other household refuse with the disaster debris, as it will not be accepted. Regular trash removal services in the community will continue as scheduled.