Frisco residents with tree limbs, branches or other natural debris left behind from recent storms can leave it out for collection starting June 10.

What you need to know

The debris sweep could take up to two weeks and may not take place on residents’ typical trash days as pickup crews work their way through the city, according to a June 3 city news release.

Interested residents will need to set debris out on their front curb or in their designated alleyway by 7 a.m. June 10 with the following conditions:
  • Trees and shrubs must be cut into pieces no longer than 5 feet long.
  • Each item cannot weigh more than 50 lbs.

Only storm debris will be collected, according to the release. Any larger debris, including tree stumps, roots or shrubs with intact root balls, dirt, soil or mulch will be left behind.

Residents can dispose of any additional debris at the Custer Road Transfer Station at 9901 Custer Road in Plano, according to the release.

Frisco residents are allowed two free drop-offs per month if they bring:
  • A current water bill
  • Matching driver’s license
City officials recommend calling the transfer station at 972-727-6341 ahead of time to ensure it has not reached its maximum for the day.

Anything else?

Once the debris sweep is complete, weekly yard waste disposal will resume its regular pickup schedule.

Due to the recent holiday week and rain, residents who experienced service delays can place up to three extra bags next to their respective carts during pickup, according to the release.

One more thing

The recent storms triggered Frisco’s outdoor warning sirens, which are set off by:
  • Tornado warnings
  • 75 mph winds
  • 1.25-inch hail
Outdoor warning sirens are mainly to alert residents who are outside of their homes of incoming bad weather and to take shelter, Fire Chief Lee Glover said during a June 3 town hall.

Cheney said at the town hall his daughter was driving during a June 2 rainstorm when the sirens went off. She did the correct thing, which was to pull off of the road and find cover, he said.

“That's exactly the type of thing we want our residents to be doing,” Cheney said.

Glover encouraged Frisco residents to sign up for CodeRed, a National Weather Service emergency alert that informs residents of incoming severe weather at their saved addresses, such as their homes or children's schools.

“Seriously, CodeRed is a great setup,” Glover said.

More information about Frisco’s severe weather policies can be found here.