Friendswood to end bagged storm, construction debris pickup March 4


After March 4, Friendswood residents will have to take care of disposing additional storm or construction-related debris on their own.

The city’s solid waste management contractor, Waste Connections of Texas, will no longer be picking up bagged storm and construction debris.

At the February City Council meeting, City Manager Roger Roecker reported that 145,000 cubic yards of Hurricane Harvey-related debris had been picked up. The city had paid for around $1.9 million in debris-removal services, with about $1.3 million covered by reimbursements as of Feb. 5.

“We still have people putting out more construction-related debris, quite frankly, than storm-related,” Roecker told the council.

The city offers these suggestions for safely taking care of debris after March 4:

• Haul it directly to the landfill with your own vehicle.
• Pay your contractor to haul off construction debris.
• Rent a portable dumpster.
• Hire a debris removal contractor.

For additional questions related to debris, residents should contact the Friendswood Office of Emergency Management at 281-996-3335 or at

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Matt Dulin
Matt joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2018. A graduate of the University of Houston, Matt was most recently the director of community outreach and engagement at the Columbia Missourian and a professor at the Missouri School of Journalism.
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