Christmas Day and New Year’s Day Garbage Collection Schedule

Waste Corporation of Texas will not collect trash Monday, Christmas Day, for Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District 185. Trash service will resume Thursday, December 28th; Recycling service will resume January 8th.

Waste Corporation of Texas will not collect trash Monday, New Year’s Day. Service will resume Thursday, January 4th.

WCA /VF Update

Normal service including trash, recycling, yard waste and bulk will resume on Monday, September 11, 2017. The next heavy trash day will be Thursday September 29th. If you have storm debris that needs to be removed, please contact the MUD for additional direction.

WCA / VF Update

“Limited household waste” pick-up on Thursday for customers that are serviced in MUD 185.

Residents MUST follow the following steps to have trash picked-up:

1. Only household waste will be picked up.

  • Household waste MUST be in WCA provided carts (blue carts only).
  • DO NOT PUT OUT ANY LAWN WASTE or MIX IN LAWN WASTE.

2. There is a limit of (1) WCA provided cart (blue carts only)

3. Trash must be out by 7AM Thursday morning

This is a limited service only. The goal is to pick up waste safely and as much as possible; and resume normal operations as soon as possible.

Please note: Recycling will resume on September 11, 2017.

Hurricane Harvey Debris Pick-up in Fort Bend County

FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS — Fort Bend County residents affected by Hurricane Harvey and the recent floodwaters are hard at work cleaning out their homes and property after the storm. County Emergency Management Officials will begin collecting residents storm debris starting this week.

The County will coordinate debris removal efforts for all unincorporated areas and with our partnering jurisdictions. It is important that residents abide by the debris sorting guidelines provided at http://fbcoem.org/debris/. These guidelines include separating your debris into categories (Separating Your Debris) never using trash or plastic bags for this debris, placing debris piles at the curb or roads edge, and restrictions on county officials entering private property.

“Please put your debris as close to the curb and the sidewalk as you possibly can.”, said Marc Grant, Fort Bend County’s Debris Management Coordinator, “If you put it past the sidewalk, we cannot go on private property to pick up your debris. If you have more debris past the sidewalk we will pick up as much as we can and then we will have to come back once you’ve moved the rest of your debris to the curb line.”

Grant added that if you have a roadside ditch in front of your property, follow similar guidelines but treat the ditch like you would the sidewalk. Place your debris along the roadside so that it does not impede traffic or the flow of water in the bottom of the ditch. Items that are on your private property side will not be picked up on the first trip through by our trucks, but we will return once you have moved the remaining debris out to the roadside.

The restriction of the use of trash bags to contain the debris is something many residents may not know. Storm debris is compiled and processed differently than normal household garbage, and bagged storm debris will not be picked up by county debris removal trucks. If you have already placed debris at your roadside, please reference the guidelines at fbceom.org and remove trash bags from these debris piles.

It is also important not to park vehicles in locations that block our access to debris piles. If a vehicle is parked on a roadside in front of a debris pile, workers will have to move on and return at a later date to retrieve the debris.

Fort Bend County officials will be working hard for many weeks to collect and properly dispose of the Hurricane Harvey debris. We greatly appreciate your help in making this process a success.

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Preparing for “Harvey” – EDP Emergency Operations In Place

The Board of Directors of Fort Bend County MUD No. 185 would like to update everyone on how Hurricane Harvey impacted the District. All major District facilities—the water plant, wastewater treatment plant, and detention ponds, came through the storm intact and are fully operational. The District suffered some damage to its facilities, but nothing that will interrupt services to the residents of the District. The water is safe to drink, and the District will work towards repairing any damaged facilities over the next few weeks. We are thankful that everyone came through this storm as we did.

Curfew Notice

All of MUD185 falls into the curfew area described below:


County Judge Issues Curfew Order for Unincorporated Fort Bend County
FORT BEND COUNTY, TX August 30, 2017 10:00 PM

For Immediate Release

In response to requests from Fort Bend County law enforcement officials, Judge Bob Hebert has issued a curfew order for unincorporated areas of Fort Bend County. This curfew will be in effect beginning 12:01 August 31, 2017 and will be in force until 6:00 AM on September 6.

The curfew states that the only people who may remain in or travel around on both public and private property are:
· Law Enforcement Personnel
· People authorized by the County Judge to assist in the protection of the health, safety, or welfare of the public
· Owners of the property in which they are found during curfew hours
· A person who remains or travels upon private property which is owned by him or upon which the person has been invited

This order will take effect immediately.

“This curfew,” said Judge Hebert, “is being put into effect for the safety of people in the unincorporated areas of Fort Bend County. The safety of our citizens outweighs the temporary inconvenience that results from this curfew. We want you to be safe as we face Harvey’s challenges together”.

Trash Collection Update – August 30 at 3:30pm

From Wes Noonan, Board Director:

All, we have a update on trash service that has some positives and negatives. Let’s start with the negatives.

There will be no trash or heavy trash service on Thursday Aug 31. The next heavy trash service will be Thursday Sept 28th. If we can make something happen sooner, we will let everyone know but for now plan on no heavy trash pickup until the end of September.

WCA has also decided to suspend recycling for the next 2 weeks. Based on our schedule next recycling service will be Monday September 18th. They might be able to go sooner, but plan for the 18th.

On the positive side, we will have TRASH ONLY service on Labor Day, Sept 4th. This is normal trash only, so no heavy trash and no recycling.

If things change regarding recycling or heavy trash services we will update everyone.

Simple Recycling

Beginning Monday, March 13th residents may recycle unwanted clothing, shoes, and home goods with free curbside pickup every Monday. Each resident should already have received mail from Simple Recycling regarding this program which was approved by Fort Bend County MUD No. 185. Residents will get a specialized green or orange Simple Recycling collection bag in the U.S. mail.

Acceptable items include all types of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, shoes and accessories, plus home goods such as kitchenware, books and toys.

If the scheduled collection day falls on a holiday, the normal service will be resumed the following scheduled pick-up day, which is the following Monday.

For additional bags, or information, please visit http://SimpleRecycling.com, call (866) 835-5068, or email info@simplerecycling.com.

Annual Rate Adjustment Notification

RE: Annual Rate Adjustment Notification

Dear Board Member:

WCA Waste Corporation is proud to be your waste service provider. We are committed to providing you with the most professional and reliable service available. We hope you are pleased with our performance and we urge you to contact us at any time with any questions or concerns that you may have.

A component of our mutual contract allows for an annual rate adjustment on the anniversary date of the contract based on the most recently published CPI-U Series CUSR0000SEHG02. The CPI-U data rating for December 2016 was 444.745 versus 436.996 for December 2015, an increase of 1.7%. Effective May 1,2017 the current rate of $17.04 will change to $17.33, an increase of $0.29 cents per month per connection.

It is WCA’s goal to continue to provide you with high quality, trash-hauling services at a competitive rate. Should you have any questions or require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

We appreciate the opportunity to include you as one of our valued customers and consider it our privilege to serve you!

Sincerely,

Trevor
Municipal Sales Manager