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Debris Removal
The City of Nassau Bay activates its Debris Removal Program after major disasters to assist in cleaning up our community.

UPDATE October 10th: Final Debris Pickup Pass Starts 10/11/2017
The debris contractor will begin the final pass in the City on October 11, 2017. Please move any remaining debris piles to the curb by October 10, 2017. White goods, electronic waste, and household hazardous waste will also be completed this week. The final pass for construction demolition and vegetative debris will start on October 11, 2017 with household hazardous waste, electronic waste, and white goods to commence around October 14, 2017.

Please do not block debris piles or place debris under low hanging tree limbs. Please inform contractors working at your home of this. Note that any contractors performing new construction or repair work are responsible for the debris they generate. The debris contractor will not pick up any debris that was not generated by the storm.

UPDATE September 27th: Debris Removal Progress
The debris contractor is making progress as they move throughout the City. If contractors do not pick up all of your pile, please make sure to move the remaining debris to the curb for pickup. Do not stack debris next to trees, utility poles, or under low hanging trees. Please continue to ensure debris is properly separated. We are aware that some small debris piles have not been picked up.  Rest assured, the contractor is aware of the debris in the City. The contractor is picking up large debris piles now, and as of today, has picked up 4325 cubic yards of debris. As a reminder, do not stack debris next to trees, utility poles, or under low hanging trees. 

Debris that is located on narrow streets, courts, or cul-de-sacs will be picked up. The configuration on the debris truck will need to be reconfigured to allow the truck to maneuver on these streets. We are working with the contractor for dates for this. The reconfiguration reduces the amount of debris they can haul by half, resulting in additional trips to the landfill and wait times for unloading.

Vegetative debris is slowly beginning to be picked up, but will increase once most construction and demolition debris has been removed. Household hazardous waste pickup should begin pick up next week.
Note that any contractors performing new construction or repair work are responsible for the debris they generate. The contractor will not pick up any debris that was not generated by the storm.

UPDATE September 25th: Debris Removal Progress
The debris contractors will be moving towards the Swan Lagoon and Bal Harbour areas of Nassau Bay. Contractors continue process at a good pace, and much of the "larger" debris areas in Nassau Bay were serviced over the weekend. 

UPDATE September 22nd: Debris Removal Progress
The debris contractor started on September 11th, and is making progress on removing construction and demolition debris. To date, the contractors removed 3,114 cubic yards of construction and demolition debris. The City was informed that we should be receiving a second truck and crew in the near future. Expected date is after September 22nd. The total estimated amount of debris in Nassau Bay is currently 20,000 cubic yards.

UPDATE September 11th: Harvey Debris Removal to Continue
Thank you for your patience and understanding as the City of Nassau Bay continues to work with our vendor to remove storm debris. Due to the large amount of debris, CrowderGulf will now have separate crews picking up debris based on the type of debris. They will have separate crews for:
  • Tree and vegetative debris
  • Household hazardous waste
  • White goods such as refrigerators, washers, dryers, etc.
  • Electronics
  • Construction debris such as sheet rock, carpet, furniture, etc. 

At this time we are unable to release specific dates and times when debris will be removed, but crews will continue to remove debris as they are able. Please keep in mind it may take several weeks before all debris is removed. The entire region has had a staggering amount of debris that needs to be removed and debris removal crews are diligently working with not only Nassau Bay but several neighboring communities as well so please bear with us during this process. 

Please remember to:
  • Avoid parking street side and blocking the debris as any blocked debris will not be picked up.
  • Do not bag debris as bag debris will not be picked up. If debris is already bagged open the top of bags for inspection prior to removal.
  • Separate storm debris accordingly (view how to separate debris flyer): 
    • Vegetative debris
    • Construction and demolition debris
    • Appliance and white goods
    • Electronics
    • Household hazardous waste consists of items such as cleaners, paints and other hazardous materials and should NOT be mixed with other debris. 
  • Keep trash bins, bags, and recycling separate from debris.
  • Keep roadways and sidewalks clear. Streets must be passable for emergency vehicles, utility vehicles, and school buses.
  • If debris was left behind in your yard, please move it to the right-of-way. Second passes will be made to pickup remaining items.
  • Keep children and pets away from debris piles.
  • Do not burn debris or rubbish. 

As a reminder, this service is for storm debris removal only

Harvey Debris Removal Assistance Begins Saturday, September 9th, 2017

Harvey Debris Removal Assistance will begin on Saturday, September 9, 2017, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Please have all your storm debris curbside by 7:00 a.m. on Saturday. Any debris not curbside by this time, may not be removed.

Please remember:

    If your curbside debris is blocked by a parked vehicle or trailer, it will not be removed. We highly advise no curbside/street parking between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 9. 
    Any debris that is bagged (no matter the color of the bag) will not be picked up. This includes any bagged vegetation.
  • Separate storm debris from household garbage.
    Demolition and construction debris, electronics, appliances, vegetation and hazardous household waste should be clearly separated from your Ameriwaste trash bins. It is not necessary to break-down demolition/construction debris, you may leave it in large pieces.
  • Keep roadways and sidewalks as clear as possible.
    Items should be placed between the sidewalk and curb. Do not place debris below the curb or in the street. Do not place debris near trees, poles or other structures; this includes fire hydrants and meters. If you do not have a sidewalk, place debris at the edge of your property before the curb.
  • Keep children and pets away from debris piles.
  • Please drive carefully when behind debris-loaded trucks.
    It is against city ordinance to burn rubbish, debris or trash of any kind, including leaves, brush, trees or parts of trees.
  • The City of Nassau Bay’s storm debris provider is Crowder Gulf Disaster Recovery and Debris Management. Please remember this program is for storm debris removal only.

As you begin to sort through all of your waste items in your household, please use the Separating Your Debris infographic for detailed information on separating your debris. 

Debris Separation
Important things to remember: Please separate your debris. DO NOT BAG DEBRIS

Information will be sent through the City notification system when the debris removal program will begin. Additionally, we will update our website and social media pages. You can sign up for Nassau Bay Alerts at:

Residential regular trash service is provided by Ameriwaste, and they will continue to pick up your household trash. 

What to do with Disaster Debris Video – Houston-Galveston Area Council


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