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Collin County will foot the bill for county residents hauling storm-related debris to the North Texas Municipal Water District landfill in Melissa.

County residents may bring debris from the Dec. 26 storm-related debris only to the Melissa landfill free of charge on the following days:

Day Date Time
Thursday Dec. 31 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday Jan. 1 Landfill is Closed
Saturday Jan. 2 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Monday-Friday Jan. 4-8 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday* Jan. 9 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday* Jan. 16 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

* Help will be available at the landfill to unload debris

Earlier today, the county announced that it had arranged for two free debris drop-off days at the landfill on consecutive Saturdays -- Jan. 9 and 16. However, rather than make residents wait another week to clean up debris from last week's storm, county officials made arrangements with the NTMWD to allow residents additional times to haul the refuse to the landfill over the coming week.

The county's Public Works Department will have a representative at the landfill to verify residents and storm-related debris. A current drivers license or utility bill is required to prove residency. Except for Jan. 9 and 16's Saturday drop-off days, residents will need to unload the debris on their own.

Residents driving pick-ups with trailers will be allowed in at no charge. However, the NTMWD has informed us that large flatbed trucks, box trucks, roll-off trucks, dump trucks and construction vehicles will be charged the normal rate for disposal.