Set-Out Tips for Garbage and Recycling Carts during Severe Weather Event

Tropical Storm Nicholas Expected to bring Heavy Rain and Strong Winds

 CORPUS CHRISTI, TX– The National Hurricane Center predicts Tropical Storm Nicholas will produce 5 to 10 inches of rain beginning as early as tomorrow, Monday, September 13, with landfall expected along the Texas Gulf Coast on Tuesday.   

The City’s Solid Waste Department reminds residents heavy rain causes street flooding and can turn over trash and recycling carts. Customers are advised to wait until the morning of their collections this week to set out their carts. Do not place them in street gutters. If necessary, place them in the area behind the curb but not blocking sidewalks. 

 Garbage, Recycling, and Brush & Bulky Collections are not expected to be impacted by Tropical Storm Nicholas, but the City and Emergency Operations team will continue monitoring weather conditions.   

For Solid Waste collection schedules, visit the City’s website 

For the latest weather and collection updates, follow us on the City’s social media channels, including Facebook @citygov, @CC Waste Place, and Twitter @cityofcc  

Media representatives requesting additional information may contact Amy GazinSenior Public Information Officer, at (361) 826-1655 or email at