Sunset Valley encourages residents to sign up for brush collection services

Fallen trees are being reported in Southwest Austin due to strong winds and inclement weather.

Fallen trees are being reported in Southwest Austin due to strong winds and inclement weather.

An increase of brush and debris caused by inclement weather and strong winds has led the city of Sunset Valley to urge its residents to arrange for curbside brush pickup. This Thursday and next, Sept. 7, the city's public works crew will collect brush from residential curbsides and turn it into mulch, according to Environmental Services Manager Carolyn Meredith.

Residents seeking to have brush removed can call 512-891-9103 to be placed on the city's brush-chipping list, Meredith said. The order of removal is first come, first served; however, Meredith said eventually the city will make an effort to comprehensively remove all brush from the streets of Sunset Valley.

"It's good to call and get your names on the list, but eventually we will pick up all of the brush," she said.

Fallen trees on private property have been called in, Meredith said, however, no significant damage has been reported thus far. If citizens encounter a tree problem within 10 feet of an electrical line, the city said to contact Austin Energy at 512-494-9400 for assistance.
By Olivia Lueckemeyer
Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.


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