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December 11, 2013

City planning services to remove limbs, debris left by storm

— City officials’ post-winter storm efforts early this week have involved developing a plan to help Royse City residents dispose of tree limbs that came crashing to the ground during last week’s ice storm.

The plan hasn’t been finalized, but city officials are considering two types of services Jan. 6-10 — a curbside pickup service and an option for homeowners to haul their brush to a designated location.

Sanitation Solutions, which provides trash pickup services in Royse City, will pick up brush at curbside. The brush, however, must meet certain specifications — no more than four feet in length and no more than four inches in diameter.

Homeowners will have to haul larger limbs to a designated site.

Later, the city will get permission from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to dispose of the brush with a controlled burn.

Alsabrook said the Jan. 6-10 date was set to give residents adequate time to deal with the large accumulation of brush at locations throughout the city. Also, he said, city officials will announce later the site where residents will deliver larger limbs.

In Fate, city officials are considering asking residents to deliver their limbs to a yet-to-be-determined site.

The tree limbs then would be turned into mulch.

Alsabrook said Royse City’s brush volume is too high to consider a mulching project.

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