Frisco residents working to clear away the debris caused by recent severe weather must follow these city guidelines regarding waste pickup.

The takeaway

​​Residents’ weekly trash and recycling collection allows for a combination of 10 yard bags or bundles to be picked up on their designated day.

Yard waste set outside for pickup on those days must follow these rules:
  • Tree limbs must be no more than 3 feet long.
  • Tree limbs should be bundled and tied.
  • Use compostable paper bags or twine to bundle other yard waste.
  • Bundles and bags should be placed 3 feet away from carts.
  • Bundles must be placed out by 7 a.m. on the designated pickup day.

Residents cannot set extra or large debris on the curb or in the street. Leaving fallen or cut-down trees on personal property or in the street is a code violation and could result in a fine, according to a May 29 city news release.

Yard waste can also be dropped off in person at the Custer Road Transfer Station at 9901 Custer Road in Plano, according to the release.

Frisco residents are allowed two free visits per month but only if they bring:
  • A Frisco water bill
  • A driver’s license

The Custer Road Transfer Station also has a daily intake limit. Residents should call ahead to the station at 972-727-6341 to check before bringing anything in, according to the release.

Zooming out

More than 600,000 Texans lost power during the May 28 storms, and many are still without electricity as of May 30, according to Oncor Electric Delivery’s outage map.

Damages caused by the storm’s high-speed winds caused significant damage across North Texas with disaster declarations issued for both Collin and Denton counties.

Most damages from severe weather events are covered under standard insurance policies for homeowners, renters and business owners, according to a May 28 news release from the American Property Casualty Insurance Association.