San Juan Homeowner Waiting on Crews to Pick Up Brush

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SAN JUAN – A Rio Grande Valley woman says city crews have not picked up brush that has been sitting outside her home since June.   

San Juan resident Santa Hernandez says the eyesore is making it unsafe for her 82-year-old father.

She says she’s called the city multiple times but they give her the runaround.

KRGV’s Daisy Martinez learned the city’s pickup schedule is backlogged.  

San Juan City Manager Ben Arjona explains the program works on a quadrant schedule, which means the city is divided into four different sections.

He says Hernandez’s brush is set to be cleared sometime between Dec. 1 and Dec. 15.

Residents should keep in mind that not all debris will be picked up should they include the following: 

  • Brush mixed with other materials 

  • Loose leaves and grass should be bagged and placed with the brush for pickup and not in a garbage can 

  • Construction or building materials like sheetrock, wood and concrete must be disposed of at the Edinburg landfill

  • A $125 fee will be charged for excessive brush pick-up, per truckload

Residents can dispose of up to four tires, twice a year at the City Sanitation Department located at 107 E Hall Acres Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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