SCDOT debris pickup continues into the weekend

CHARLESTON, SC – Charleston County crews will continue this week with debris removal in the City of Charleston, Isle of Palms, Johns Island and additional areas as needed. The operation includes vegetation and construction and demolition debris. As of 10-15, crews have picked up 62 truckloads of debris, equaling more than 3,200 cubic yards.

  • Do not put debris material in black bags. The items will not be picked up as debris since it cannot be seen and is normally municipal waste.
  • If possible, household hazardous waste should be taken to County Convenience Sites for disposal rather than left at the curb.
  • Please avoid placing debris near utilities along the road.

Contractors working for the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) to pick up flooding debris are working in the following counties on October 16 & 17:

Dorchester CountyDebris pickups along Harrison in the Tranquil Estates neighborhood, moving to the Summerwood subdivision.

Georgetown County – Debris pickups within the city limits of Georgetown.

Lexington CountyDebris clean-up in the Pine Glen and Coldstream subdivisions. Also along Wilton Hill, Lockner and Chapel White Roads.

Richland CountyDebris removal on from the Forest Acres area along Timberline Drive.

Sumter County – Crews will be picking up in the Tudor Place area south of US 378 and in the Swan Lake area.

Property owners are reminded to separate debris into the categories illustrated in the attached chart. Also note that contractors are collecting debris by category, so not all debris may be taken away at one time. Contractors will make return trips to gather the categorized items.



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