Thursday, February 20, 2014
Georgetown County will provide free pickup of debris from Winter Storm Pax starting on Monday, Feb. 24.
On Wednesday morning, Georgetown County Council voted unanimously during a special meeting to activate a contract with debris management contractors for clean-up of storm-related yard debris. Debris should be placed on the side of the road, on the public right-of-way.
“Georgetown County debris removal contractors will remove only storm generated vegetative debris,” said Jackie Broach, spokesperson for the county.
“Construction debris and other garbage will not be collected and the homeowner may be cited for putting that type of material out for pickup. Bagged debris should not be placed on the public right-of-way; only loose vegetative yard waste will be collected. Do not place debris near mailboxes, water meters, fire hydrants or any other above-ground utility.”
This includes areas throughout the county, as well as within the City of Georgetown and the Towns of Andrews and Pawleys Island.
Debris should be vegetative and yard waste.
Debris will only be picked up on public roads (with green signs, not blue signs).
Gated communities and private roads will not be included.
Local individuals will be sought for hire by the contractors as debris cleanup moves forward. County residents can search and apply for available jobs with the contractors at www.thompsoncs.net by clicking on the “careers” tab.
County administrator Sel Hemingway said the County will pay for this service out of a $10 million emergency reserve, and may be reimbursed for part of the expense by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
To check for additional information and updates on the debris removal process, please visit www.gtcounty.org or call 843-545-3999.