Resources in our area are overwhelmed and limited. Our trash company, Central Texas Refuse, is working hard to help our residents deal with this debris but please realize, they are a solid waste company, not a landscape company nor a debris removal company. That said, they have just informed us that due to the volume of debris, and the latest disaster declaration by the Governor, they will be unable to pick up bundled tree limbs and debris on our normal pickup day, Monday, 2/13/23. They have confirmed a bulk pickup day for Saturday, March 18th. There may be limits on the amount per residence but look for additional information coming later.
We would like to encourage district residents to consider the following options:
1. Except when alerted to exceptions such as this Monday, on trash day Fern Bluff MUD residents may place 7 additional bundled or bagged items near their cart. All limbs or brush must the bound, less than 40 pounds, and no larger than 4 feet by 4 feet diameter. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pl1TE93RB15B7k9-Va6WQHP520aQ7LjX/view?usp=share_link.
2. Contract with a private landscaping company or debris hauler. This appears to be the quickest option for removal. Consider partnering with a neighbor(s) to share the cost!
3. There are three drop-off options for limb/brush debris. The City of Round Rock has closed their Deep Wood Facility for out of city residents due to extremely high volume, but the three available options are:
Williamson County Landfill- they have lowered the fee for truckloads
600 County Road 128
Hutto, TX 78634
7am-5pm Mon-Fri and Saturday 7am-12 noon
Austin Wood Recycling
2100 County Road 118
8am-5pm Mon-Fri and Saturday 8am -2pm
We are also hearing from residents that are successfully reaching out to vendors working in their neighborhood as well as joining with several neighbors to schedule a group cleanup. Many residents have notified us that landscaping companies and debris haulers are so busy, they aren’t answering the phone and schedules for cleanup appear to be weeks out. We are also hearing that some landscape vendors and tree companies are telling customers that a “disaster crew” will be coming back to pick up the large limbs and trunks. This is untrue and these vendors may be taking advantage of customers by not removing all the debris. Please verify job expectations with whomever you hire.