The city reopened its debris collection site at the former Sussan’s Furniture store, 3820 Interstate 45, a spokesman said Monday.
The city has a contract with Crowder Gulf Disaster Recovery and Debris Management for curbside collection of large debris. The Crowder Gulf trucks started picking up debris last week and will continue for the next several weeks, city spokesman Tim Cromie said.
The city had temporarily closed its collection site on I-45 to residents, but reopened it Monday. The site is open to residents and private contractors, but both must have the following when dropping off debris: address of where debris was collected, name of resident at that address, resident’s address and phone number, Cromie said.
The city was dispelling rumors Monday that residents had to pay for private contractors to remove debris, Cromie said. Crowder-Gulf debris trucks will continue making passes through each neighborhood and pick up debris without a fee, Cromie said.
“This process will be repeated several times until all debris is collected and moved to the collections sites,” Cromie said. “Residents do not need to pay for the removal of debris from their property. Residents can, however, choose to hire a private contractor if they wish at their own expense.”