Community Information | "Last Pass on Debris Cleanup"

Photo courtesy of  Marc Peña

The Mayor of Rockport announced in his January 17, 2018 letter that the last pass for curbside debris removal will begin on February 12. Residents of the county are reminded to separate piles into vegetation, building materials and appliances.

It was also noted that Crowder Gulf will not pick up tires or loose concrete. Residents may take tires  to the County Transfer Station for a small fee. Aaron’s Concrete in Aransas Pass will pick up concrete for a charge. Call 512-618-1962 for service.

Wendy Kilpatrick Laubach reported that at the Disaster Recovery Group's weekly meeting it was stated that "On February 12, FEMA compliance personnel will quickly inventory the county to establish which piles made it onto the roadside by the deadline. Crowder-Gulf will pick up only those piles."

TxDOT will continue managing the huge pile of debris on the Highway 35 Bypass, even after Feb. 12, until it all has been incinerated, hauled off to landfills, or otherwise dealt with. "After February 12, there is expected to be a new storm-debris-hauling contract, possibly with a different company, to make scheduled pickups of particular debris projects, such as those resulting from demolitions completed after the [February 12] deadline."

Laubach's report also noted that the county will begin transitioning back to the regular process regarding illegal dumping. This includes issuing citations for what would be illegal dumping.The various departments that work on anti-dumping enforcement were urged to coordinate their plans and their messages to the public.

The Disaster Recovery Group also urged people to register for the Personal Property Debris Removal program. If you are unable to move your debris to the street, register before the February 12th deadline in person at the Aransas County Library or through the website, FEMA will not commence work until the list is finalized. You can file now and then withdraw the application if you find you don't need the assistance. It was noted that this service may be especially helpful for gated communities where access to streets is limited. To date, 159 applications have been received.

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