City officials recommended separating hazardous waste such as paint, fertilizer, pesticides, pool chemicals and household cleaners from other debris.
Officials estimate nearly 1,200 homes were destroyed across central Oklahoma — most in Moore and Oklahoma City — in the May 19 and 20 storms.
Hernandez said the cities' debris removal plans will outline how debris will be picked up, sorted and disposed of. The plans will set deadlines for completing the work and provide for adherence to local, state and federal law, he said.
The process was well underway Friday in Newcastle, in Country Club Estates, where the tornado first touched down.
Oklahoma County District 2 Commissioner Brian Maughan sent crews into the neighborhood to help volunteers move debris to the edge of the street and haul away downed trees.
More than 200 volunteers joined the effort Thursday, and more than 400 were there Friday.
Grady Grandstaff, 67, has a three-acre home site on North Country Club Road, lined before Monday with 150 sycamore trees. Before Monday, he also had a barn.
County crews and volunteers cleared away the downed trees and barn, and helped with debris from the house, which was heavily damaged.
It was something of a marvel to Grandstaff. He said it took 10 weeks to have ice storm debris hauled away four or five years ago.
“Here, I'm getting it hauled off in the same week I had the tornado,” he said.