City Coordinates Response Efforts To Storm Damage

Editor’s Note, added on April 4, 2017:

Collection of debris from last week’s storm continues. Please remember that limbs and fence panels should be cut into 4 foot sections or smaller and stacked curbside in manageable piles. We are not requiring that limbs be bundled at this time. After April 10th, any remaining limbs should be cut and bundled into bundles not exceeding 50 lbs.  Piles left at the curb will be serviced at a rate of 1 cubic yard per service day with regular garbage collection. This allows Republic Services to take as much debris as quickly as possible while staying on schedule to provide regular garbage collection services. 

For larger jobs, residents may also contact Republic Services directly at 817-317-2000 to schedule a chipper service. Please be advised there is a fee for this service.

 We appreciate your ongoing patience while we work to clear remaining storm debris. For more information, please visit our storm debris webpage.

Tree limbs and debris from this morning’s storm will be picked up during your regular collection schedule. As long as they are manageable, there is no need to bundle debris. Republic Waste Services will collect as much as possible. Tree limbs and debris not picked up the first time, will be collected on the next regularly scheduled collection day.

The City of Arlington has launched a Level 2 activation of its Emergency Operations Center to coordinate response efforts to damage caused by storms that came through the DFW Metroplex during the early morning hours.

Arlington is currently responding to what is described as minor, widespread damage, which includes downed trees and fences. As of 10 a.m., Oncor Electric is reporting close to 27,000 Arlington households without electricity.  The Public Works Department is also reporting eight intersections without traffic lights caused by power outages.

In addition to the minor widespread damage, the Arlington Municipal Airport is reporting damage to an unoccupied aircraft on the ground.

The Arlington Independent School District has closed 19 schools and all campuses in the Mansfield ISD remain closed for the day.  The Tarrant County College Southeast Campus also remains closed.

As of 9:30 a.m. today, there were no reports of injuries to Arlington residents.

The role of the city’s Emergency Operations Center is to coordinate public safety response efforts to assess and restore damaged environments to pre-disaster conditions.

17 thoughts on “City Coordinates Response Efforts To Storm Damage”

  1. I’m having the same issues as my co residents are experiences. I was told to put the large storm debris on the curb and the city will pick up the debris. I have scheduled three pick ups with the city, last Thursday, this Monday and Thursday. No one has removed the large storm debris. Who do we need to contact for assistance?

  2. I’ve called Republic twice to have my tree picked up. I called on Apr. 4 and they promised a special pick up on the 6th. Did not happen. I called again on the 7th and they’ve now promised a special pick up on the 10th. I am 69 years old and not in good health and on fixed income. I paid to get the tree cut up and can’t afford to pay for someone to come and bundle it all up. I sincerely hope (if Republic doesn’t pick up the tree on the 10th)I will not be required to bundle up the pieces of an entire 30 foot tree because the company Arlington has contracted doesn’t do their job.

  3. I am very disappointed in the response from the city with regard to storm damage cleanup. I lost 3 large trees as a result of the storm, and have limbs across the entire front of 2 yards. Cutting everything up into 4 ft lengths is not reasonable given the volume. I have spoken with Republic, and they have no intention of picking up any of it, even if it is cut into 4 ft lengths. I will be forced to take all of the limbs to dump on a trailer, and pay $65 to Republic for the privilege of driving my trailer onto the dump property. I have contacted the city, and spoke with the department secretary, who took my name and phone number, but I have not been contacted by anyone. This is not an acceptable response to a severe storm and it’s aftermath.

    Thanks,
    Mike Becknal
    1813 Burr Oak St.
    Arlington, TX 76012

  4. I called republic twice and they said they would be picked up. nope. I was supposed to have a manager call for a special pick up and the call did not come. now they say I have a another opportunity tomorrow for yard waste pick up, well see if they come. the city did not coordinate effectively to help us out here, republic hangs up on you or they don’t know what to tell you. This is frustrating, sad, seems like you guys don’t cant get your act together and help the clean up effort without us paying a price

  5. We appreciate your ongoing patience while collection of debris from last week’s storm continues.

    Please remember that limbs and fence panels should be cut into 4 foot sections or smaller and stacked curbside in manageable piles. The City is not requiring that limbs be bundled at this time. After April 10th, any remaining limbs should be cut and bundled into bundles not exceeding 50 lbs. Piles left at the curb will be serviced at a rate of 1 cubic yard per service day with regular garbage collection. This allows Republic Services to take as much debris as quickly as possible while staying on schedule to provide regular garbage collection services.

    For larger jobs, residents may also contact Republic Services directly at 817-317-2000 to schedule a chipper service. Please be advised there is a fee for this service.

    For more information, please visit the City’s storm debris webpage: http://www.arlington-tx.gov/news/2015/04/27/what-to-do-with-spring-storm-debris-in-arlington/

    1. Susan, I have tried doing all of the various things that have been suggested. I have the fence debris from last weeks storm broken up into small manageable pieces located at the curb in front of my house and I have called Republic to let them know I need it picked up per the coordination with the city (they supposedly scheduled a pick up for me but it never happened). With only 2 more scheduled pickups before the 10th, how can residents, myself included, ensure that if they are doing what is requested that it will actually get picked up?

  6. We have dilapidated fence panels that my sister helped put at the curb and the collection guys told me it had to be bundled and when I explained that we were told it didn’t he said all to the driver and at that moment the driver drove off. So much for the help we thought we were getting for our tax dollars. Maybe send a separate crew????

  7. Damaged fence sections have now been broken down into very manageable pieces for two trash pick-ups. It has still not been picked up, and calling the number on the city website to Republic services just has me sitting on hold. What has to be done for them to pick it up like the city says they will?

  8. who do we contacr (phone numbers) for picking up tree damage can we at least get more coupon for the land fill

  9. I am located on Milton Dr. The tree in the front yard slip. I have cut it up and placed it curb side, not in the street. I have only been here a year moved from down town Dallas. Unfamiliar with Arlington’s storm damage procedures.

  10. We had limbs that we put out this morning that didn’t get picked up. Very manageable. We have some second rate company called Duncan disposal picking up instead of Republic waste who did a good job before. Sounds like city is going cheap on us. Typical

  11. The large piles of tree branches from the storm damage have been at my curb for four days and the regular trash pickup men would not take them.

  12. Several trees in the backyard were damaged. It took me two days to chop down the damaged trees and drag them to the curb. My trash pickup was today Friday March 31st and the trashmen refused to pickup any branches or debris, they only would pickup bagged trash. I called Republic Services they said legally they have until April 15th to pickup the mounds of tree branches and debris from the storm damage. I’m worried no one will ever pickup all these branches.

  13. I can put out the small limbs. But I have large trees that top had been took off. Some of the oldest in the are area, nothing that can be picked up. The limbs are bigger then me. I have a chain saw, but do not have a log splitter. Is there a way to have a Chipper truck help with the big stuff? I can cut them down to size for them. If you have an avenue for this Please contact me I would be forever grateful.

    1. Did anyone contact you yet? Republic Services told me they have until April 15th to pickup storm damage.

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