- Harris County will not be picking up piles of green vegetation. - Harris County will not be picking up remodeling debris.
For additional information about debris separation and debris removal, please call the Harris County Residential Debris and Damage Assessment Hotline: Phone: 713-274-3880 Email: [email protected]
As we recover from Imelda, it is important to stay safe while working with debris.
GET YOUR GEAR!
- Hard hats - Goggles - Heavy work gloves - Waterproof boots with steel toes - Earplugs or headphones (if you're working with noisy equipment)
- Clean up, disinfect, and practice good hygiene to avoid illness from bacteria, viruses, mold, and mildew. - Get medical care if you are injured, sick, or having trouble coping with stress. - Stay cool and drink plenty of fluids to prevent heat-related illness.
- Cleaning up your home can be a big job. Be sure to take care of yourself: - Rest when you need to. - Get help lifting heavy or bulky objects. - Try to work with other people, so you aren't alone.
- Check for damaged water, gas, and electric lines. - Do not attempt to conduct major tree work or reconstruction without proper equipment, permits, and training. - Be aware of household hazardous waste and contaminants. - Report any hazardous materials spills to: Harris County Pollution Control Services Department at 713-920-2831.
Residents that need cleanup assistance due to the Serve Weather in September 2019 are encouraged to register their home with Crisis Cleanup by calling 800-451-1954. Crisis Cleanup is an online database used by local faith based organizations and disaster relief agencies to coordinate cleanup efforts after a disaster. There are no guarantees for service but all disaster survivors with cleanup needs are asked to register. The Crisis Cleanup line will be open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. Residents can also call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to leave a message and receive a call back.