Storm debris piling up in local landfills

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - The sounds of falling limbs have been replaced by other sounds signaling storm cleanup.

They are coming from the Dorchester County Landfill in Summerville, where debris is beginning to pile up.

"Pine trees, if you have pine trees, you're in trouble," said Willie Branyon who took storm debris to the landfill.

Everywhere we looked were piles of pine trees that came from neighborhoods.

"It was all back there laying on the ground just waiting to be loaded," said Ken Firth who hauled debris to the landfill.

Today we saw a line of trucks and trailers waiting to unload debris.

"Saturday we did my grandma's and we're still working on ours. Got everything cut. We gotta get it hauled off," said Tony Hart.

Many folks had to make multiple trips to the landfill to get the job done.

"This is about my third trailer load, so I got about two more to go. It's been quite a bit," said Charles White.

"It's the seventh truckload of just the small stuff. I've trimmed up all the big for them to pickup later," said Sam Hanna. "It's been a real pain in the neck just trying to get it done."

It's not just individuals coming here.

We saw public works trucks from the cities of Mt. Pleasant and North Charleston dropping off debris.

They are helping Dorchester County with cleanup from the ice storm.

The parade of trucks kept on coming.

One worker called it a madhouse.

Folks are happy to have the landfill as an option.

"Bottom line is as long as we got the dump open, we can get it," said Hanna.

Berkeley County officials want to remind people the old county landfill on Mitton Road in Moncks Corner is no longer open to accept storm debris. However, there are five other sites where you can take debris.

Oakley Road Convenience Center- 606 Oakley Road │ Moncks Corner, SC 29461

Poplar Hill Convenience Center - 1029 Poplar Hill Drive│ Ridgeville, SC 29472

Ranger Drive– 2163 Ranger Drive │Cross, SC 29436

Pineville Convenience Center - 1818 S Hwy. 45 │Pineville, SC 29468

Gravel Hill Convenience Center - 1025 Gravel Hill Road │Bonneau, SC 29431

Colleton County officials say the landfill on Green Pond Highway is open to accept storm debris.

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