Waste Management Resumes Operations in Areas Hit by Ike

Houston-based Waste Management resumed trash collection operations on Monday in areas of Texas hit by Hurricane Ike. The company restarted curbside collection on streets that were passable and will expand to additional areas as soon as debris and other hazards are removed.

Operations in the counties of Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston, Fort Bend, Harris, Jefferson, Liberty, Montgomery, Matagorda, Orange, Newton, Wharton, Walker and Victoria will resume today.

Operations in southeast Houston and Beaumont County, two of the areas hardest hit by Ike, will resume as soon as possible.

“Waste Management is collecting household garbage, such as food refuse, diapers, newspapers and other waste produced during the week, according to the agreements with the parishes and municipalities we serve,” according to a press release. “Waste Management is not collecting storm debris, which includes rugs, furniture, sheet rock, wood fencing, tree limbs, bags of clothing, refrigerators, household appliances and roofing materials. Counties, Cities and municipalities are coordinating the collection of storm debris independently from Waste Management with other contractors.”

Operating hours for the following landfills will be from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Atascocita, Addicks Fairbanks, Baytown, Cougar, Coastal Plains, Conroe 7 (Opens Tuesday), Greenshadows, Hawthorne Park, Newton County and Security.