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Posted on: October 25, 2018

Marble Falls Flood Debris Removal

City staff is working diligently to ensure that the health and safety of our citizens is our first priority.


We understand that “Clean Up” of homes and property is one of the first thoughts on everyone’s mind; however, the City of Marble Falls wants to make sure all guidelines are followed in order to maximize potential reimbursement to the community from the State and Federal Government.


In order to do this, we need your help.


Please separate debris into different piles as much as possible.  For example:

• branches, leaves, and other vegetative materials that can go into a wood chipper

• metal and related materials suitable for recycling

• glass (gather glass carefully; before you set it out, double-bag it to avoid accidents)

• lumber, insulation, bricks, siding, and other debris from buildings

• furniture and other large items

• *appliances (empty ALL contents and use duct tape to hold refrigerators and freezers closed)

• ruined clothing and furnishings


DO NOT include any containers of chemicals that might be classified as household hazardous waste, such as pesticides, gasoline, etc. We are working on a solution for the collection of household hazardous waste.


Set the piles as close to the public road as possible:

• If you have a curb near your home, put them on top of the curb, not in the road.

• If you have a ditch and no curb near your home, put them in the grassy area between the ditch and the road. Be sure not to block the ditch or the road or fire hydrants.


Do not begin construction until: if insured an insurance adjuster/claims has visited and assessed the damage.  If your home has been substantially damaged you should not begin any construction activity until you have submitted and gone through the permitting process with the City.  If you have questions about if your home is substantially damaged, please contact the City Floodplain Administrator, Mike Ingalsbe, 830.798.7087 or mingalsbe@marblefallstx.gov.


Construction and demolition waste includes all materials that are direct or indirect by-products of construction work or that result from demolition of buildings and other structures, including, but not limited to:

• drywall

• wood

• packing material and boxes

• plastics

• roof shingles and other roofing material

• metal

• concrete, bricks and stones


*Appliances can be taken to Hill Country Recycling, 2000 2nd Street, 830.693.3667. 


Dumpsters are located in the flood affected areas of Pecan Valley area and Lakeshore Drive for the use of ONLY those affected by the flood.  These dumpsters will be monitored and emptied as needed by our solid waste removal company.  Please be patient with dumpster emptying as this event was regional and resources are spread thin. If you have not been directly affected by the recent flood, please do not use these containers.  If dumpsters are full, do not place debris near or around the dumpsters please place on curb as instructed above. Dumpsters are not to be utilized for remodel or new construction materials.

 

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