HARLINGEN, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Thousands of trees have been destroyed by high winds and dangerous storms over the past week.
A number of cities are taking precautions to help residents get rid of tree branches and other debris.
The City of McAllen is asking residents to place debris and brush in separate piles outside their homes on the curb or in the alley.
The city also accepts scrub and debris at the recycling center at 4101 N. Bentsen Road. This is only available to McAllen residents.
They remind residents that fallen trees on private property are the responsibility of the owner.
The City of Weslaco says residents can drop off brushes or bulky items at 5000 S. Midway from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. You must bring proof of residence with you. The drop off point is for residents only and not for landscapers or contractors.
City officials also suggest that you leave the brush in front of your house for quicker service.
In Edinburgh, residents can drop off storm cleaning waste at the Edinburgh Regional Disposal Facility at 8601 North Jasman Road, which is about 7.5 miles north of the city at North I69C and FM 2812.
The landfill is open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m
Brush and debris collection will continue on their normal schedule, allowing you to leave the branches in front of your home. The landfill is available to local residents free of charge.
Call (956) 381-5635 for more information.