In the aftermath of severe weather last week, work crews in Plano are conducting storm debris pickup across all streets and alleys in the city.

According to the city’s storm recovery webpage, crews are expected to take two to four weeks on an initial sweep with a second collection planned in the future.

What you need to know

To assist crews collecting waste, residents are encouraged to stack any debris along the curb at regular waste collection points in piles no higher than 6 feet and wider than 4 feet. Per the webpage, residents can also transport debris directly to the Custer Road Transfer Station, which is located at 9901 Custer Road.

Alex Johnson, director of communications for the North Texas Municipal Water District, said the station is normally permitted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to process 1,900 tons of waste per day, but has received authorization to temporarily accept up to 2,400 tons per day in the aftermath of the severe weather.

Once the station reaches the permitted maximum of waste, it shuts down for the day.

What else?

During the sweep to collect storm debris, special paid collections requested by residents are temporarily placed on hold until around July 1, according to the city’s website. Monthly bulk collections will still take place as scheduled.

If a residential trash or recycling cart was blown away, a replacement cart can be ordered from the city. Replacements will be provided as soon as possible, but residents can still have waste collected by placing closed bags at regular collection points.