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As part of the city’s Hurricane Hanna Response Plan, the City of Corpus Christi’s Solid Waste Department requests residents begin placing their brush and debris curb-side. There will be no citations or fines assessed during this Hurricane response period. Residents are encouraged to place their brush & debris curbside no later than Sunday evening, August 2, 2020. The city-wide removal of debris will continue until completely collected, which is estimated to be three weeks.

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Residents should separate their brush and debris into two piles. One for clean brush which includes trees, limbs, palm fronds and other brush. This debris will be turned into mulch at the J.C. Elliott Transfer Station. The second pile will be for wooden planks, fencing, roof shingles or other such debris caused by Hurricane Hanna. Please make sure the brush and debris piles do not block sidewalks, thru-ways or drainage ditches.

The following is a list of brush collection updates:

  • City crews will begin collections in Calallen and work their way south towards North Padre Island.  
  • Debris removal contractors will begin assisting city crews beginning Wednesday, August 5th.
  • The citywide brush and debris collection sweep is expected to be completed by August 17, 2020. This is a one-time sweep.
  • Residents missing this collection will have to wait for their next regularly scheduled Brush & Bulky Item collection.

Guidelines for brush and debris include:

  • Brush must be separated from other debris. The trees, limbs, palm fronds and vegetation may be turned into mulch.
  • Storm debris including roof shingles and fencing must be kept separate from brush.
  • Brush and debris must be set curbside for pick up.
  • Items must not block sidewalks, thru-ways, or stormwater ditches.

Residents are urged to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ the Solid Waste Department Facebook page at for the latest information regarding brush cleanup and all your other solid waste questions.

For more information, please call the Customer Call Center, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at (361) 826-2489.