Georgetown County residents asked to have storm-related debris ready for pickup by Monday

  • Friday, March 7, 2014

GEORGETOWN COUNTY — Residents throughout Georgetown County are asked to have any vegetative debris related to Winter Storm Pax placed in the public right-of-way by Monday, March 10, if they want it picked up by county government.

Debris removal contractors engaged by the county are finishing up work on removing limbs left leaning and hanging in trees after the storm, and have already collected more than 650 loads and 34,500 cubic yards of storm-related debris from the right-of-way. They’ll begin another pass for right-of-way debris next week with increased crews. Plans are to start in the northwest portion of the county on Monday. This includes but is not limited to the Plantersville, Pleasant Hill, Carvers Bay and Yauhannah communities. Another team will work in the Waccamaw Neck area of the county on Monday.

Only storm-related vegetative yard debris should be placed in the right-of-way. The public right-of-way is the area of residential property that extends from the street to the sidewalk, ditch, utility pole or easement. This does not include private drives.

Georgetown County debris removal contractors will remove only storm-generated vegetative debris. Those who place other types of debris in the right-of-way could be cited.

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.

For more information about debris removal, call (843) 545-3999 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit www.gtcounty.org.

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