SPECIAL STORM DEBRIS PICKUP ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2021
Waste Management will be running trucks throughout Fairfield on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2021 for pickup of storm debris starting at 7 a.m. Please bring all storm debris out to the curb without blocking the roadway or storm drains. Do not put the debris by trees, poles, fire hydrants or other structures.
Permitted storm debris includes furniture, flooring, carpet, sheetrock, pipes, logs, branches, leaves (DO NOT BAG), appliances, electronics and household waste. Do not put storm debris with your regular trash or recycling as Waste Management will collect it separately.
This service is being provided by the Fairfield MUDs: Harris County Municipal Utility District Nos. 322, 354, 396 and 397. For updates sign up for email/text blasts.
Fairfield’s water operator, Inframark, has confirmed as of 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 18, 2021 that Fairfield is NOT under a boil water notice. Fairfield has its own water wells and is not affected by the City of Houston’s water outages. Check here for further alerts.
Thank you for your patience and flexibility during this winter weather event. In addition, general updates are available at our website, www.wm.com, by following the link to, “Severe Weather Updates”.
Fairfield residents, it is time to prepare for colder temperatures! There is a Freeze Watch in effect for Sunday night through Tuesday morning, February 14th – February 16, 2021. Temperatures are expected to drop to freezing levels overnight.
How can District residents prepare? Practice the “Four P’s” as the cold fronts set in:
- Dress in warm clothing, wear coats and gloves when outdoors.
- Protect children and the elderly. Never leave them in a cold place or vehicle.
- Temperatures are predicted to be in the teens Monday night and Tuesday morning.
- Bring your pets indoors.
- Provide a warm, safe place for them to eat and sleep.
- Prevent frozen pipes and damage to your home by opening the cabinets under the kitchen and bathroom sinks to allow warm air to circulate and warm the pipes.
- Insulate outdoor faucets and exposed pipes and be sure to disconnect and drain hoses from outdoor spigots.
- Protect plants from freezing by covering them with plant-cover fabric, or a light blanket with plastic sheeting on top of it.
- Hydrate plants early so they can absorb and stay healthy through the cold.
Additionally, there are a few vehicle-safety tips to observe during winter weather:
- Keep your gas tank full.
- Have tire pressure checked.
- Have a phone charger, first aid kit, blankets, and jumper cables in your car.
- Check local road conditions at www.houstontranstar.org. State highway information available at www.drivetexas.org.
Lastly, Fire Departments have provided some safety tips surrounding space heaters and other supplemental heating sources during the colder days:
- Never leave a space heater unattended or a child unattended with a space heater.
- Keep all combustible materials (including yourself!) at least three (3) feet away from the heater.
- Never overload outlets or breakers.
- Do not use extension cords for the heater.
- Always turn it off if leaving the room and/or going to sleep.
Trash pickup during the upcoming holidays will be the day prior. See details below.
At Waste Management, we are committed to putting people first. The health and safety of our employees, customers and communities is our highest priority.
- Based on the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), and federal, state and local agencies, Waste Management is taking necessary steps in response to social distancing recommendations, potential mitigation activity, and declared local states of emergency.
- Effective March 18, 2020, we are temporarily closing residential call centers to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
- We are rapidly coordinating the transition to home-officing operations at our call centers to serve our customers during this situation with the goal of resuming residential call handling as soon as possible.
- At this time, there is no impact to your scheduled residential collection service.
- During this temporary residential call center interruption, residents may continue to contact Waste Management thru www.wm.com.
- For the most up-to-date service information, please encourage residents to visit wm.com/alerts.
- The COVID-19 situation is evolving daily. As circumstances change that may impact our ability to provide services as scheduled, we will provide updates to our customers and communities.
We appreciate your partnership and patience as we navigate this fluid situation together.