Following the freeze during Winter Storm Uri, and horticulturalists recommendation not to start pruning until mid-March, the City of Rockport’s semi-annual yard waste pickup could not come at a better time.

Per its agreement with the city, Republic Services will begin hand pick up of bagged leaves and grass clippings April 7. The program will continue for four weeks.

Each household may put out up to 12 bags of grass clippings, leaves, thatch, tree trimmings (limbs less than 4” in diameter), and garden waste (including plants, flowers, landscape vegetation, vegetative garden waste, windfall fruit and brush).

Waste bags should be no greater than 35 gallons. Trash cans will not be serviced.

Unacceptable items include dirt, stumps, and large limbs.

Residents with a scheduled Monday or Tuesday trash day will have their yard debris picked up on Wednesdays (April 7, 14, 21, and 28).

Residents with a scheduled Wednesday or Friday weekly collection will have their bags picked up on Saturdays (April 10, 17, 24, and May 1).

Regular weekly trash and bi-weekly recyclables continue on schedule.

Individuals who have large limbs, and are unable to wait until the April pick up date, may pick up a brush card good for 500 pounds at the Aransas County Environmental Health Building (872 Airport Road) from 8 a.m. to noon, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning March 17.

Any amount above the 500 pounds must be paid for at the time of disposal at the Aransas County Transfer Station. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Payments must be made in cash or by check. Proof of residency is required.

For additional information about the City yard waste pick up, please call Utility Billing at (361) 729-2213, ext. 234, during normal business hours.

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