TXDOT to begin debris pickup along state right-of-way Wednesday

Artist diagram of how to place storm debris for pickup

The Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) will begin Hurricane Laura storm debris pick up along state roadways in Orange and Newton Counties beginning Wednesday, September 2. Residents living along state roadways should place any debris generated by Hurricane Laura along state right of way for pickup.


The right-of-way is the area of residential property that extends from the street to the sidewalk, ditch, utility pole or easement. Keep vegetative debris (woody burnable debris such as limbs and shrubbery) separated from construction and demolition debris, as they will be collected separately.


Clear bagged and loose debris will be collected. Any household hazardous waste, roof shingles or tires resulting from the storm, may be eligible for removal and should be separated at the curb. Pick up of hazardous materials and appliances will follow approximately one week behind other debris collection.


Do not place near water meter, fire hydrant or any other above-ground utility. Only debris placed on the right of way will be eligible for collection.


For all non-TXDOT highway right-of-way streets and roads, such as county roads and city streets the Orange County Debris Collection Mission will not begin until after the electrical workers have all the power restored and are out of the area, due to safety of all involved.


The Orange County Citizen’s Collection Station at 11265 FM 1442, Orange Texas 77632 is open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. every day until further notice. Garbage collection fees are waived.  Spoiled goods will be accepted along with the following guidelines:

Acceptable Items - metal, cardboard, paper products, household waste, construction, demolition, and appliances (without Freon).

Not Acceptable Items - dead animals, commercial waste, appliances (with Freon), brush or vegetation, propane bottles, paint, hazardous waste, tires, batteries and shingles.

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