Posted May 17, 2018 Mayor Mike's Minute--Harvey debris pick-up
Posted May 14, 2018 Neighborhood and City-wide Harvey debris pick-up scheduled
The City of Friendswood’s trash collection vendor, Waste Connections, has scheduled free, Harvey debris pick-up Saturdays in May and June.
Wedgewood and Forest Bend neighborhoods will be picked up on Saturday, May 26.
Quaker and West Castlewood areas will be picked up on Saturday, June 2.
Polly Ranch area will be picked up on Saturday, June 9.
Autumn Creek and Eagle Lakes areas will be picked up on Saturday, June 16.
All of these debris collections will take place between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m.
On Saturday, June 23, between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m., Harvey debris will be collected from any home in Friendswood that has registered before 5 p.m. June 20, at 832-645-7112.
For these Saturday collection days only, Waste Connections will pick up anything that was damaged in Harvey, or from a remodel due to Harvey. Their grapple truck can take couches, furniture, sinks, wall board, etc. Please have your debris piled as close to the curb as possible and at least five feet away from mailboxes, vehicles, fencing, or hydrants. Material should not be under any wires, such as power lines, cables, or overhangs.
Bagsters (dumpster bags) will not be collected since they are designed for a different type of collection truck.
For more information about the Waste Connections Harvey Debris pick-up, please call 832-645-7112 or go to the Waste Connections- Friendswood, Texas page at https://www.facebook.com/Waste-Connections-Friendswood-Texas-1675300495869042/
The City will be sending out reminders through the Community Notification System three days prior to the pickup. If you are not registered for the Community Notification System, please go to https://tinyurl.com/FwdNotify to sign-up for calls, emails and/or texts. If you have questions about the Community Notification System, please call the City of Friendswood Office of Emergency Management at 281-996-3335.
Posted April 16, 2018 Flood-damaged homeowners invited to meeting
Friendswood residents who suffered flood damage to their homes are invited to an informational meeting, Tuesday, April 24 at 7 p.m. in the Municipal Courtroom at the Public Safety Building, 1600 Whitaker Dr.
The City’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program consultant and other City officials will present details about home buyouts, elevation assistance, and mitigation reconstruction. Harvey-affected residents are encouraged to bring their specific questions. Residents will not be required to make any decisions or commitments at the meeting.
Separate from the above individual assistance programs, the City and other partners are working on three large-scale flood mitigation projects: $1 million for clearing and desnagging Clear Creek was approved by Friendswood City Council at their April meeting. The South Belt Storm Water Detention project (Mud Gully) is also ongoing, and drainage is being improved in a tributary under West Shadowbend Avenue and West Spreading Oaks. Additionally, City Staff have identified all of the streets which were covered by Harvey floodwaters for multiple days. They will present a drainage desilting plan to Council this summer.