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Plano To Use $600,000 Rainy Day Fund For Storm Cleanup Efforts

The cleanup is expected to take four to six weeks
Photo: City Of Plano

Just over two weeks after severe storms passed through North Texas, Plano City Council approved the use of surplus funds for additional debris cleanup. Efforts are currently underway and are expected to be completed in four to six weeks. 

According to City Manager Mark Israelson, the city will enter a $600,000 contract with a pre-contracted vendor, Ceres Environmental. An initial $500,000 is allocated for cleanup efforts in parks, medians and trails, while an additional $100,000 is designated for supporting debris cleanup by the public works department. 

“When so many trees have fallen or had their limbs ripped off in our 72 square miles, it is a daunting and challenging task to remove tons and tons of debris,” Mayor John B. Muns previously said in a letter to residents. “That’s why we’re asking for your patience and understanding. Please know, we have a large team of hundreds of dedicated city employees who are working diligently to remove your debris. It won’t be easy and it won’t be fast.”

The city of Plano is actively working on collecting storm debris from the recent severe weather. Residents can view the status of collections in their neighborhoods through the residential debris sweep map online.

Effective immediately, weekly scheduled yard debris collections will be suspended until approximately July 1 as the city transitions to an emergency yard debris cleanup process.

All yard debris that is properly cut and placed at the curb or collection site will be picked up as part of a two-phase, city-wide sweep. The initial sweep should be completed within two to four weeks. The second sweep will collect any properly staged yard debris that was not ready for pickup during the first sweep.

Residents will still have their regularly scheduled monthly bulky waste service. Information about the schedule, accepted items and more can be found here

If a limb or tree is down or blocking the road/alley/sidewalk, submit a fix-it request at

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