Final day for Georgetown Co. curbside flood debris collection is Nov. 30

GEORGETOWN COUNTY – Contractors working for the state to pick up flood-related debris from public roadways throughout Georgetown County will make their final pass the week of Nov. 23. The last day for collection is Monday, Nov. 30. Any county resident with flood-related debris they would like to have removed is asked place it in the right-of-way according to guidelines prior to that date.

Georgetown County officials contracted with the S.C. Department of Transportation for curbside debris removal following severe flooding in October. Contractors have been picking up debris placed along public roadways in Georgetown County since mid October.

Property owners are reminded that debris must be separated into the following six categories for curbside pickup: electronics, large appliances, household hazardous waste, vegetative debris, construction debris and household garbage. As contractors are collecting debris by category, not all debris may be taken away at one time. Contractors will make return trips to gather the categorized items.

Additionally, debris must be unbagged (with the exception of waste in the household garbage category, which should be bagged). Other than household garbage, only loosedebris will be collected. Residents should not place debris near a water meter vault, fire hydrant or any other above-ground utility, and should avoid placing it directly under power lines.

For an illustration and more information, visit www.gtcounty.org

Curbside pickup is not be available on private streets (those with blue street signs).

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