Solid Waste Service Update
This week City Council approved experienced disaster relief companies to augment the city’s trash pickup operations while the City Solid Waste Management Department continues to receive new vehicles to replace its aged truck fleet.
The contractors’ crews will work with city forces to collect junk waste and clear illegal dumpsites across the city.
“Solid Waste employees have been working long hours six or seven days, often in the dark, to keep up with service schedules,” Mayor Turner said. “With a temporary boost from the contract approved today and the arrival of new trucks for the city, we are eliminating service delays for residents and reducing unusually high levels of stress on workers as well as on old equipment.”
DRC Emergency Services, LLC and Nola Construction and Development Group, LLC will supplement the city services through December 2019.
The City has ordered 175 new Solid Waste vehicles, including 90 garbage/recycling trucks, which will replace half of that fleet. Residents should already see the new trucks in their neighborhoods as the additional units are delivered through April 2020.
Since early 2019 the City has leased eight trucks and hired 10 driver/pickup crews from outside companies to supplement curbside pickup service while cities around the country have dealt with a shortage of drivers. If you know anyone interested in driving for the COH please encourage them to apply. http://www.houstontx.gov/hr/careers.html
Thank you for continuing to report these occurrences to 311 Houston for documentation purposes and contacting our office to share the service request number and corresponding home address. Though working seven days a week, the department is currently roughly two weeks behind its normal pick up schedule for heavy trash removal.
Again, the City thanks you for your continued patience as the Solid Waste Department works to build back to normal operations.
To learn more about the Solid Waste Department, read the department’s latest updates, and confirm your normal trash service schedule visit the link below.
Thank you to everyone who attended our press conference in Almeda Plaza to introduce our District K HOT Team
and kick off our #CleanStateofMind cleanup campaign.
It is our hope that residents and business owners will catch the “clean wave” and join our quest to make every neighborhood in District K one we can all be proud of.
We are spending almost $30,000 a month picking up trash at the detriment of more meaningful projects. Each of our management districts are reporting picking up 3000-4000 pounds of trash a month. In their first week our, HOT Team picked up over 300 illegally dumped tires.
Hot Team Reporting Protocol
We need your help to make every day, Keep District K Beautiful day! Please remember to continue to follow the City’s protocol when you encounter dumping or a neighborhood nuisance. Report the matter to 311 Houston, obtain the service request number, and share the site address and 311 service request number with the District K office staff via phone or email. The responsible staff member will make contact with the correlating City Department for resolution. If the District K staff determine the City Department is not able to resolve the matter in a reasonable time frame, the work will be scheduled for the Hot Team. Feel free to reach out to the District K office if you have any additional questions or concerns about the procedures the Council Member has established for the team.
West Fuqua Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Public Meeting
August 20, 2019
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Briargate Club House
7002 Laughlin Dr, Missouri City, TX 77489
Fort Bend Houston you asked and Mayor Turner and Council
Member Castex-Tatum responded.
Please join Council Member Castex-Tatum and Houston Public Works for a presentation on the proposed rehabilitation and reconstruction of W. Fuqua Street. This long-awaited project is finally taking place. We looked forward to seeing you at the meeting.
ENGAGE • LEARN • LEAD
Neighborhood 101 and Tentative Schedule
Our June Neighborhood 101 was an informative seminar discussing City of Houston Municipal Code Chapter 19 and what you need to know if you are considering a home elevation. It’s important for Houstonians to know their risks and how to help ensure we reduce flood risks as we continue to grow as a city.
If you were not able to attend this workshop or the previous workshops (listed below) but would like a copy of the video, please contact our office and we will be sure to share the footage with you.
Previous Neighborhood 101 Workshops
Effective Civic Association Structure and Strategies
Reporting Effectively To The City of Houston
311 and More
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our office.
Below are the tentative dates for the duration of 2019. The meeting topics, speakers, and locations will be shared prior to the meeting.
Saturday. September 14, 2019
Saturday, November 9, 2019
If you have topics that you would like to know more about, please email our office and we will work to implement your suggestions into our future 101 meetings.
August 15th 7:00pm – 8:30pm District K TIRZ 9 and TIRZ 25 Public Meeting
August 17th 10:00am – 1:00pm District K Back to School Event
August 20th 6:15pm – 8:00pm West Fuqua Pre Rehab Reconstruction Public Meeting
August 29th 6:30pm – 8:00pm Hurricane Harvey Recovery Townhall
September 4th &10th 6:00pm – 8:00pm City of Houston Housing Open House
September 10th 9:00am – 1:00pm District K Career Fair