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A month after closing its brush disposal site, the city of Pearsall will begin taking brush, leaves and grass clippings on Saturday, November 5.
Pearsall city councilors passed an ordinance during a Tuesday, October 26, meeting outlining new guidelines and restrictions for residents seeking to use the facility.
According to the ordinance, only residents or businesses that operate in Pearsall are allowed to use the disposal site along FM 1581. A valid driver’s license and current utility bill must be presented before users can enter the facility.
At the discretion of the city manager, local non-profit organizations will be allowed to dump debris.
The site will only be open on Fridays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The transfer station originally opened in the late 1990s for residents to dump bulky waste, but over the years a lack of supervision led to appliances and other trash being dumped.
City staff will monitor the debris that residents are attempting to discard and the city reserves the right to reject brush loads that are not consistent with current policies, according to City Hall.
Tree limbs, brush and leaves must be free of dirt, barbed wire, metal, trash and other rubbish; no tires, garbage, construction debris, landscape fabric, furniture or appliances will be allowed.
Dumping brush debris is longer free at the site.
A standard truck bed of waste for disposal will be $9 per truck load, this includes extended-bed pickup trucks; $30 for a trailer less than 16 feet; $40 for trailers greater than 16 feet and for dump beds less than 10 yards; $50 for dump beds larger than 10 yards.