Burning tree limbs on private property
Anyone planning to burn fallen tree limbs on their property is required to submit a request for a burn permit, Lake Travis Fire Rescue said in a Facebook announcement. The department is also waiving open-burning permit fees for applicants. More information can be found on its website.
The city of Bee Cave has hired trucks from out of town to assist with brush cleanup and large branch removal, Bee Cave Mayor Kara King said.
Residents within Bee Cave proper are asked to have their brush out along the curb stacked high and narrow as it is easier for the truck to get rather than shorter and wider piles, city officials said.
The cleanup process is expected to take several weeks, King said.
“If they haven't gotten to you yet, don't be alarmed. The damage was extensive in some of our older neighborhoods, and there is an enormous amount of brush to collect,” the city said.
Homeowners association presidents can also be contacted for brush removal information.
A full list of neighborhoods within Bee Cave and their respective HOA president’s email is available on Bee Cave’s website.
HOA information for neighborhoods outside of Bee Cave, such as Lake Point, Spanish Oaks and Sweetwater Ranch, is also available on Bee Cave’s website.
Lakeway residents are asked to have all brush to the street by Feb. 11, according to the city’s website.
The city of Lakeway is hiring the hurricane disaster service from Houston to assist Lakeway with the cleanup, Lakeway Mayor Thomas Kilgore said.
Crews and large trucks that will be picking up residential curbside tree limbs and brush by zones beginning Feb. 12, according to an update from the city.
The trucks coming in are expected to speed up the process, which means it could take two to three weeks, as opposed to months, for completion of curbside cleanup along Lakeway streets, city officials said.
The city will also be closing the drop-off option at Lakeway Public Works to the general public beginning Feb. 11.
Lakeway residents may email the city at [email protected] or contact public works at 512-608-9000.
Due to truck capacity, curbside stacks of brush may not be collected by Waste Connections at this time, the city of Rollingwood said in a press release.
Public Works is working to collect and chip brush and fallen limbs from main thoroughfares and city infrastructure, the city said.
Residents may utilize the dumpsters located at Hatley Park, 2603 Rollingwood Drive, to dispose of debris; however, contractors clearing residential properties are asked to refrain from using the Hatley Park dumpsters, the press release said.
Austin and Travis County residents can drop off storm debris, including large tree limbs, small and large branches, shrubs and leaves at Austin Water's Hornsby Bend Biosolids Management Plant located at 2210 S. RM 973, Austin, the city of Austin said in a press release.
Operation times and drop-off details are listed on the city’s website.
Branches no longer than 5 feet and no thicker than 3 inches in diameter are considered small branches and can be set out with the weekly composting collection, according to the city’s website.
Branches longer than 5 feet are considered large branches and require a special storm debris collection.
Austin Resource Recovery customers can request a collection of large tree limbs due to the storm by calling 311 or 512-974-2000, the city said.
Requests can also be submitted through the Austin 311 mobile app or at https://austin311.org. Limbs should be at the curb ready for collection, and ARR crews will assess and collect them as soon as possible, the city said.
Set-out process and guidelines for collection of large and small branches are available on the Austin city website.
In addition, residents with physical limitations or financial needs requiring help cleaning up winter storm debris can request volunteer assistance through the Austin Disaster Relief Network, the city said. The form is available at https://bit.ly/ADRN23.
West Lake Hills
As of Feb. 4, the city has dumpsters available for resident use at 4010 Bee Cave Road and Old Stable Lane, just north of Bee Cave Road.
In an update issued Feb. 10, the city of West Lake Hills said the city has scheduled contractors for the collection of tree limbs and debris throughout the community. A zone map is available on the city’s website.
Officials from West Lake Hills also ask that residents place limbs and debris curbside to be collected.
“Please note that large trunks and limbs will not be able to be chipped by contractors, but the contractors will haul off the items for disposal,” officials said.
West Lake Hills community members can also sign up for the city of West Lake Hills Mass Notification System by visiting https://citywlh.bbcportal.com/Entry.