City teams with SCDOT for storm debris cleanup

  • Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The City of Georgetown and the South Carolina Department of Transportation are working with a private company to pick up yard debris caused by the recent ice storm.

City Administrator Chris Carter says the SCDOT is using State Tree Service Inc. to assist in collecting and disposing of the storm debris.

This effort will take place on the roughly 59 miles of state system roads in Georgetown.

Approximately four miles of City maintained streets will be collected by the City Public Works Department.

Here are some tips to help with the collection:

• Storm debris should be taken to the public right-of-way. Debris means only loose, not bagged, vegetative matter such as broken limbs. No household or other refuse should be commingled with the storm debris.

• The public right of way is generally described as at the curb line or where the curbing meets the pavement or where no curbing exits, an area inside the utility poles within easy reach from the travel lane of the street. No collection on private property can take place.

• Do not put any debris near a fire hydrant or in front of mailbox that would prevent access to either.

• Remember, only debris generated as a result of the storm can be collected.

The final day for City residents to place vegetative debris generated by the ice-storm at on the public right-of-way will be Sunday, March 9th.

The number to call if you have questions is 545-4700 or visit the city’s web-site at www.cogsc.com .

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