DALLAS — If you have a downed tree in your yard or have scattered storm debris all over your apartment complex after Sunday's storms (or last Sunday's storms), you're not alone.
This week's storms knocked over countless amounts of trees across the metroplex and caused thousands of storm-and wind-related claims across Dallas, sending many neighbors scrambling to find a way to dispose of storm debris.
The Fort Worth Office of Emergency Management tweeted this information Sunday June 16 for those who may have debris in their yard:
The good news: The Dallas Code Compliance department will not issue citations for any brush and storm debris put out for pickup, the city of Dallas said in a statement.
The bad news: According to the city of Dallas' website, bulk and brush collections are running one to two days behind schedule because of Sunday's storms.
Bulk and brush pickup will continue for June, but the City is asking residents to limit bulk trash set-outs for the rest of the month if possible. Bulk collection for July will be limited to storm debris only. Regular bulk pickup will resume in August, the City said in a statement.
Here's what you can do to dispose of those tree limbs and other storm debris properly, according to the City of Dallas:
- Separate your storm-related trash and your bulk trash
- Call 311 or use the OurDallas app to report storm debris and downed trees in roads
- The Dallas Zoo wants your tree limbs! Many animals at the zoo use foliage for food. Check the zoo's website to see what qualifies.
- If you have the means of transportation, Sanitation Transfer Stations are open for neighbors to drop off any storm debris. Find your closest location here.