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Corpus Christi Brush and Bulky Item Pickup

After Flour Bluff, teams will be moving around the city over the next few weeks picking up brush and bulky items.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — If you have brush or bulky items that you need to dispose of, the City of Corpus Christi will allow residents to put those items on the sidewalk starting Wednesday at Flour Bluff.

After Flour Bluff, the City will be moving around the city over the next few weeks picking up brush and bulky items.

For a full schedule, click here.

heavy brush

Thick brush is defined as branches and clippings of trees and shrubs with a diameter greater than three inches; tree trunks; root balls; and similar items., according to the city’s website.

  1. Place your Heavy Brush items curbside for collection ONLY during authorized pick-up times.
  2. Only grass and leaves (in a bag/container) and tree branches will be picked up during heavy brush pick-ups.
  3. Large items, such as furniture, mattresses, and appliances, will be collected with thick brush items for a fee of $13.20 per item, except during authorized large item collection.
  4. Concrete, brick, rocks, stone and dirt will NOT be collected with the collection of heavy brushes or large objects.
  5. Household hazardous materials, such as asbestos, oil, gasoline, antifreeze, solvents, brake fluid, transmission fluid, batteries, cleaning solvents, varnish, oven cleaner , pool chemicals, paint, paint thinner, stripper, spray paint, weed killer, pesticides, insecticides, aerosols, dusts or poisons will NOT be collected with the heavy brush collection or bulky items.
  6. Charges: Additional loads at scheduled Heavy Brush pickup are $82.50 + tax per truck. Charges will be applied to your electricity bill.
  7. A resource recovery fee of up to $220.00 may be assessed for violations resulting in unscheduled emergency collection of solid waste (ie.
  8. Thick brush or bulky items should generally be picked up in the same place as the garbage. It cannot be set up in the side yard of a residence if it is contiguous to an arterial or collector street. The heavy brush should not be placed on the street, gutter, sidewalk or in a drainage ditch. No pile of brush or large objects should exceed 6′ high, 10′ long and 6′ deep.
  9. Heavy brushes and bulky items should be separated. Failure to do so may result in resource recovery charges being applied to your utility bill.
  10. Improper installation of heavy and bulky items will result in a Notice of Violation. Non-compliance could result in resource recovery charges being applied to your utility bill and/or quote.
  11. Removal of “illegally dumped material” and collection costs are the responsibility of the resident/owner.
  12. Non-compliance by customers could result in fines of up to $2,000 per day per violation (Ord. #21-3).

Bulky items

Bulky items are defined as indoor/outdoor furniture, mattresses and box springs, rugs, swings, plastic pools, large toys, bicycles, fish tanks and major household appliances.

  1. Drop off your Bulky Items curbside for collection ONLY during authorized drop-off periods.
  2. Do not mix other garbage, trash, building materials, motor oil, or household hazardous waste for collection with bulky items.
  3. Separate piles into brush, bulky and tire.
  4. No building materials will be picked up at the curb. This list includes: wood, fences, chain link fences, wood pallets, rebar, t-posts, concrete, brick, stone, dirt and sand, building materials roof.
  5. Concrete, brick, rocks, stone and dirt will NOT be collected with large items.
  6. Household hazardous materials such as asbestos, gas tanks, oil, gasoline, antifreeze, solvents, brake fluid, transmission fluid, batteries, cleaning solvents, varnish , oven cleaner, pool chemicals, paint, paint thinner, stripper, spray paint, weed killer, pesticides, insecticides, sprays, dusts or poisons will NOT be collected with collecting bulky items or heavy brushes.
  7. Large objects must generally be picked up in the same place as household garbage, but cannot be deposited in the gutter, street, sidewalk or drainage ditch.
  8. Charges: Additional loads at time of bulky items or heavy brush collection are $82.50 + tax per truckload. Charges will be applied to your electricity bill.
  9. For unscheduled large item pickup, there will be an additional $13.20 surcharge for each item dropped off on unscheduled pickup days.
  10. Tires: A fee of $5.50 per tire will be charged for any tire sent for collection with a thick brush. During bulky items hours, up to four tires will be picked up free of charge.
  11. Fines of up to $2,000 per day per violation may be assessed for non-compliance by customers (i.e. brush/debris on the street or safety/health issues) Ord . #21-3.

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