The storm caused severe ice accumulation on trees across the Central Texas region, causing several of them to fall, leaving behind brush and debris on roads and residential properties.
“The tree and brush damage that we’ve seen from this storm actually really exceeds what we saw two years ago,” City Manager Brenda Eivens said at the Feb. 9 City Council meeting. “We’ve seen bigger limbs [and] heavier, larger branches.”
Drop-off will take place at Lakeline Park, 1510 Alexis Drive, Cedar Park. The city will only accept unbundled limbs and brush. Officials are cautioning residents to prepare for long lines and wait times.
Brush drop-off times on both days are from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., and residents are required to enter from the eastbound lane of Little Elm.
The city will also be providing curbside collection of tree limbs starting Feb. 13. If residents do not place storm-related tree debris on their curbs Feb. 12, the city will not be able to guarantee pickup. This will be a free service, and residents will not have to sign up or call to qualify.
The following guidelines must be met for pickup: Limbs must be cut up to 10 feet or less and should not be bundled; debris will need to be stacked loosely in one row along the street edge, sidewalk or curb; and items will need to be kept 5 feet away from trash, mailboxes, fences, vehicles and any other personal belongings to prevent damage.
City officials are encouraging residents not to bundle limbs; block streets or sidewalks; place limbs near fire hydrants, storm drains or sewer clean-outs; put items under power lines or low hanging trees; mix in brush with other unrelated materials; or park vehicles within 5 feet from debris.
TFR Enterprises Inc.—the city’s contractor that will be conducting tree debris curbside collection with a mechanical claw—will move throughout Cedar Park seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For safety and efficiency, the company will not be chipping tree debris on-site, according to the city.
For smaller debris, regular bulk trash service is the best option. The service will be running on a delayed schedule due to the large amounts of debris.
These services will be provided for in-city residents only. Residents in Cedar Park’s extraterritorial jurisdiction or municipal utility district will not qualify for the services.
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