City's Storm Debris Collection Ongoing

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The City of Corpus Christi Solid Waste Services continues to utilize a contractor specializing in debris removal for assistance in brush and bulky item collection following Hurricane Harvey.

As of Sunday, September 10, 2017, City and contractor teams completed an initial pass for brush and debris through eight zones. Collection in the remaining zones is underway. The contractor has increased its number of collection units to remove the substantial amount of storm debris.   

The City reminds customers:

  • During a first pass, crews will only pick up brush.

  • Construction material and other debris will be collected during a second pass.

  • Crews will complete both passes before moving on to a new zone.

  • Once all zones have been passed through twice, there will be an additional citywide sweep.

To assist in this effort, the City asks residents to:

  • Please separate brush piles from bagged debris. Keep brush 100% clean because it will be ground into mulch.

  • Please do not mix bagged brush, yard waste, or household garbage with clean brush, nor stack bags on brush piles. Bagged debris or garbage cannot go in the grinder.

  • Garbage should only be placed in green carts or brought to the J.C. Elliott Transfer Station.

Regular brush and bulky item pickup schedules will resume once all the storm debris is collected. The City asks for customers’ patience during this recovery cleanup effort.

For more information, contact Public Information Officer Jesse De Leon at (361) 826-3248 or by email at


Brush Pickup Areas