SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) – On October 7, 2016 Dorchester County entered into an Agreement for County Public Works to provide assistance to the SCDOT to immediately clear primary roads. This partnership allowed for the first push of debris removal to be completed within five hours (with the exception of trees in powerlines) opening all major roadways throughout the county for public safety vehicles.
Both parties also entered into an agreement to allow the SCDOT to perform all debris removal operations in the County with County assistance. This agreement will allow debris operations to be performed more efficiently, economically and prevent overlap of work.
Coordination with SCDOT and the debris removal contractor is ongoing. Curbside yard debris pick-up will commence by weeks end. Residents should begin placing all yard debris curbside in an open pile. Tree limbs should be no longer than four feet.
Boards, shingles, construction debris and/or plastic cannot be mixed in with yard debris. If these items are included in yard debris piles it will not be picked up. Yard Debris that is set out in plastic bins/cans/roll carts will not be emptied.
Residents can also take their leaves, shrubs, and tree limbs to the Miles Jamison Road Site at 130 Suburban Lane, Summerville or the Sandy Pines Landfill Site at Sandy Pines Lane Dorchester SC. Limbs taken to these sites must be no more than 8-10 inches in diameter and not more than 4 feet in length.
Debris not meeting these requirements can be taken to the Carolina Waste Landfill at 355 Harrison Rd, Dorchester, SC for a nominal disposal fee. The SCDOT and Dorchester County have debris removal contractors to assist in the cleanup and curbside debris will be removed as quickly as possible.