Public Services reports that in the 13 days after the June 9 storm (June 10-22), Brush and Bulky Item (BABIC) crews collected 1,337 tons of tree limbs, brush and other debris, almost double the average amount that’s usually picked up in the entire month of June.

Average monthly BABIC tonnage for June is 744 tons; the largest monthly tonnage picked up during June in the last 10 years is 1,097 tons (June 2015).

Natural debris such as tree limbs and brush are taken to a facility to be recycled into mulch and compost. Richardson is one of five area cities that participates in a partnership with Texas Pure, which generates mulch and compost for the cities’ parks and landscaping and offers it to the public for purchase. 

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