Cleanup efforts continue in San Marcos 2 1/2 weeks after a severe thunderstorm caused debris and damage throughout the city on May 9.

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Disaster response company Ceres Environmental has been collecting brush, limbs and vegetative debris at San Marcos residences since May 20, and the city held a brush drop on May 11, according to previous reporting by Community Impact.

What residents need to know

The city will host two additional debris drop-off events on June 1 and June 8 behind the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. San Marcos residents will need to bring a copy of their city utility bill and unload their own material at the site.

City crews and volunteers will also continue picking up brush and vegetative debris over the course of the next two weeks; however, they will only move to the next neighborhood once a neighborhood is completed, according to a news release.

The following neighborhoods will be serviced through June 8:
  • Oak Heights
  • Castle Gate Circle
  • Franklin Square
  • Westover
  • Southwest Hills
  • Heritage
  • Sierra Circle
  • Hughson Heights
  • Alamo Heights
  • Tanglewood
  • Spring Lake Hills
  • Victory Gardens
  • East Guadalupe
  • Dunbar, Heritage
The Wallace Addition, Hills of Hays, El Camino, Cottonwood, Mockingbird Hill and Sunset Acres neighborhoods will be serviced June 1-8, according to a news release.

Residents are encouraged to place all debris at the curb—not bundle it—and consolidate small piles with other neighbors’ piles. The city is also requesting residents park their vehicles at least 20 feet away from debris piles and make sure debris is not stacked on or leaning against anything. San Marcos residents should keep debris away from fire hydrants, mailboxes, water meters and other permanent structures, according to a news release.

One more thing

The city will provide an updated schedule for the week of June 10 after the first pass of cleanup is completed in the aforementioned neighborhoods; however, city staff anticipate curbside debris removal to end June 14. Available trucks will also service outlier neighborhoods by June 8, according to a news release.