Due to the amount of tree damage caused by the recent storm the City of Levelland has received permission from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to allow Levelland citizens to take trees and limbs to a location behind the City’s transfer station.
“Due to its limited size our transfer station cannot handle the large volume of limbs created by this storm,” said City Manager Rick Osburn. “Fortunately TCEQ is allowing us to accept the limbs for a limited time on our closed landfill behind the transfer station.”
The transfer station is located on A&M Lane near Alamo Road and citizens wishing to dispose of limbs should take them to the transfer station and get directions from the station attendant. Normal operation hours are from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. However, beginning Monday, June 10, the station will be open until 7:00 p.m.
“TCEQ will allow us to extend our operating hours to 7:00 to accommodate our citizens hauling the large volume of tree limbs we have,” said Joe Cavazos, Sanitation Supervisor. “We will keep these hours for a month or more depending on how long it takes our citizens to clean up most of the damage.”
“We will be monitoring the loads very closely to make sure we do not accept anything other than trees and limbs,” added Cavazos. “TCEQ is very strict and enforcement will be severe if we allow other waste to be deposited outside the transfer station.”