Here’s where to drop off debris, test water quality and seek small business disaster assistance in Tomball, Magnolia after Harvey


Updated Sept. 12 at 9:45 p.m.

Harris County Precinct 4 has extended the hours of its public storm debris drop-off site to be open daily, according to a statement. Residents of unincorporated portions of Harris County can visit the site between 9 a.m. and 5 a.m. Monday to Sunday.

Updated Sept. 8

As recovery efforts continue after Hurricane Harvey in Tomball and Magnolia, several assistance centers are now open to area residents.

Debris drop off
Harris County Precinct 4 opened a drop-off site Friday morning in Tomball to serve unincorporated residents of the county. The site, located at 13928 Humble Road, Tomball, is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays while flood recovery continues.

Proof of residency in unincorporated Harris County is required to drop off storm debris. Hazardous waste will not be accepted at the Tomball site.

The following debris should be sorted:

  • vegetative debris (no bags allowed)
  • construction and demolition debris
  • small and large appliances (empty, taped shut)
  • electronics
  • household hazardous waste (paint, batteries, tires)

Water testing
Harris County Public Health offers free water quality testing at four sites throughout Precinct 4. The Tomball site—the Samuel Matthews Community Building, 1728 Huffsmith Road, Tomball—is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Small business assistance
The Small Business Administration opened a disaster recovery center Friday morning in Magnolia. Located at the West Montgomery County Community Development Center, 31355 Friendship Drive, Magnolia, the center offers assistance to businesses affected by Hurricane Harvey. The center is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Sunday.

The chambers of commerce in Tomball and Magnolia can also help connect small business owners with disaster recovery assistance:

Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce
29201 Quinn Road, Ste. B

Greater Magnolia Parkway Chamber of Commerce
18935 FM 1488, Magnolia

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Anna Dembowski
Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in the Tomball and Magnolia communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.
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