City of Victoria to pick up debris soon

Statement from City of Victoria:

Thanks to all of you for following the City of Victoria’s Facebook page before, during and after Hurricane Harvey. We have been working hard to respond to your messages and comments on our page! We received hundreds of questions. Some are more frequent than others, so here’s a summary of FAQ’s that we have received… along with answers! Keep following us on Facebook for further updates.

Q: Is the City picking up recycling?

A. Curbside recycling collection is currently suspended. Priority is being placed on collecting the massive amounts of tree limbs and household garbage in the City.

Q: I have so much trash that all of it won’t fit into my gray garbage cart. What can I do?

A: You can place additional trash into the green and yellow recycling cart. If you have more trash put it in plastic trash bags and place those bags at least 5 feet away from the nearest cart on your normally scheduled trash day.

Q: When will yard waste collection resume?

A: Yard waste is halted until further notice. Yard waste can be taken to a FREE drop off site at Aloe Field located at 21900 Zac Lentz Parkway, just of Bob White Road and Highway 77 (Loop 463). No plastic or paper bags.

Q: I have debris from the storm that needs to be picked up, like fencing, roof shingles, ceiling tiles, etc. Will the City be picking up these items?

A: Yes, the City will pick up those items but at a later date. For now, we are concentrating on household garbage and tree debris.

Q: When will my electricity be restored?

A: AEP has been working as quickly as possible to restore power to residents. Visit for status updates in our area and you can sign up for an e-notice when your power is restored.

Q: Is the boil water notice still in effect?

A: No, the boil water notice was lifted on Wednesday, Sept. 6

Q: Is the curfew still in effect?

A: No, the curfew has been lifted.

Q: I want to help the community recover from Hurricane Harvey. Who can I call about volunteer opportunities?

A: Call the Victoria Responds Call Center at 361-433-2785 from 8 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday to find out about volunteer opportunities.