Help Clean Up Harris County

Harris County wants to get unincorporated areas cleared of Hurricane Ike debris. Rod Rice reports that the county has opened six debris drop-off sites.
Anyone in an unincorporated part of the county can take storm debris to any of the six locations.

Dimetra Hamilton with Harris County Homeland Security and Emergency Management says only certain kinds of debris will be accepted.

"We're only taking vegetative debris, which is branches, limbs, shrubbery. That is the only thing that is going to be processed at the site."

And she says it must not be in bags.

"We don't want to bring any construction debris in, any white goods, which are like refrigerators, stoves, microwaves. No household trash, no everyday trash and no household hazardous wastes, which are the paints, motor oils, batteries, tires, etc."

Hamilton says you will have to prove you live or have a business in an unincorporated part of the county.

"We'll need a driver license or some type of utility bill, and they will be checking a road log to make sure the residence is in unincorporated Harris County."

The sites at Tom Bass-Two Park, Challenger Park and Alexander Deussen Park are open from 8-to-4.

Those at Gene Green Beltway-8 Park, J.D. Walker Center/Wade Road Camp and Sylvan Beach Park will be open between 9-and 4.

Hamilton says the drop-off sites will be open until further notice.
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Rod Rice

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Rod Rice became fascinated with radio at an early age, while sitting on his Grandfather’s lap listening to his "programs" on the big Emerson Radio...