Disaster Relief Efforts Amid Texas Flooding

Texas Flooding

Sponsored Post – from Texas Disposal Systems

In recent weeks, Central Texas has faced historic bouts of flooding which has resulted in devastating property damage, water shortages, and boil water notices throughout the region. When disaster hits – whether it’s a hurricane, storm, or flood – there is an immediate need for debris and waste removal, as well as operational logistic solutions. Communities, strapped for time and available resources, require immediate service for the recovery of their lives and overall well-being.

While we understand many local landfills have at times closed or reduced services due to flooding, the Texas Disposal Systems (TDS) Austin landfill has remained accessible at all times; the Eco Depot/Bee Cave and Georgetown waste drop-off sites are also open to both commercial haulers and members of the public. Additionally, TDS has the capacity to take on debris and clean-up waste from the flooding in surrounding areas such as west Travis County, Lakeway, Marble Falls, Llano and Kingsland.

To help communities respond to natural disasters, here are several ways to efficiently haul flood debris to nearby TDS waste drop-off sites:

  • You may discard household trash, furniture, brush, lumber, refrigerators, AC units, recyclable items (cardboard, paper, glass, plastic, aluminum cans) and clean metal (i.e. sheet metal, BBQ grills)
  • Do not discard any hazardous waste such as paint, gas, chemicals, pressurized containers, fire extinguishers, propane tanks
  • Separate recyclable items such as cardboard and paper products from glass, plastic and aluminum cans
  • Be prepared to unload the items when you arrive at a TDS facility, and bring help if needed
  • Tie down or tarp all loads for safety purposes

Thanks to a wide, in-house network of resources, TDS can provide rapid disaster relief for fellow Texans with the ability to answer needs of all types. For more than 20 years, TDS has been honored to aid its community, government, and business partners in disaster clean-up efforts including notable events such as the Bastrop wildfires, Wimberley Valley floods, and Hurricane Harvey. To aid in large-scale assistance, TDS can provide both dumpster and bathroom rentals.

In spite of the stress and chaos floods may bring, community convergence can help minimize longer term damage and even create a ripple effect, helping save first responders’ time and lightening the load for utilities. When everyone does their part to aid clean-up efforts and properly dispose of flood debris, it creates a positive impact on the environment by preventing further pollution.

To learn more about debris drop-off locations, visit https://www.texasdisposal.com/debris-drop-off/

Please note – editorials and sponsored posts are written by guest writers to inform and educate the community on a variety of different viewpoints, as well as to share information about local eco-friendly businesses and organizations. However, they do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Austin EcoNetwork. 


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