As the Greater Houston area begins to recover from May 16 storm damage, the city of Katy is providing residents with a way to get rid of excess limbs produced by the high winds.

What residents need to know

In an effort to eliminate excess storm debris, Texas Pride will collect fallen tree limbs from Katy residents during regular trash pickup days, which occur Monday through Friday, according to a public service announcement on the city’s website and social media.

City officials began picking up larger storm-related debris, such as tree stumps and fencing material items, on May 17, and the effort should conclude by Friday, Public Works Director Jason Rivera said in an email.

“It is important to all our community to participate, and the response is critical to a continuity of city services,” Rivera said. “The longer this operation continues, the longer the delay and potential impacts to typical service timeframes and staff/resource availability.”

The details

Texas Pride staff will continue normal trash pickup and will also take fallen limbs during the same route, Rivera said. Ahead of their trash day, Texas Pride requires residents to prepare fallen limbs by:
  • Cutting tree limbs to 4-foot lengths
  • Tying the limbs in a bundle
  • Stacking bundles at the curb
Bundles should not be more than 40 pounds each and must not be placed in the street or over the curb, according to the announcement. Residents should avoid blocking sidewalks, if possible, and avoid placing debris near mailboxes, meters or other utility structures, Rivera said.

Limbs exceeding 2 inches in diameter or other items will be collected by the city of Katy’s Street Department, according to the announcement.

For more information on limb pickup, residents should contact the Katy Public Works Department at [email protected] or 281-391-4820.