SCDOT debris cleanup to continue into the weekend in 5 counties

SCDOT debris cleanup to continue into the weekend in 5 counties

DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Contractors working for the South Carolina Department of Transportation to pick up flooding debris are working into the weekend in five South Carolina counties.

Pickup will continue Saturday and Sunday in the Tranquil Estates neighborhood and moving to the Summerwood subdivision.

Crews will also be picking up debris within the city limits of Georgetown.

Debris is also being picked up in Richland, Lexington and Sumter Counties in the Midlands.

Property owners are reminded to separate debris into the following categories:

  • Normal Household Trash: Normal household trash and bagged debris of any kind will not be picked up with disaster debris. You should continue to follow your normal garbage removal schedule.
  • Vegetative Debris: Leaves (do not put in leaf bags), logs, plants and tree branches
  • Construction & Demolition Debris: Including building materials, carpet, drywall, furniture, lumber, mattresses and plumbing
  • Appliances & White Goods: Including air conditioners, dishwashers, freezers, refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers and water heaters
  • Electronics: Including computers, radios, stereos, televisions and other devices with a cord
  • Household Hazardous Waste: Including cleaning supplies, batteries, lawn chemicals, oils, oil-based stains and paints and pesticides

Debris should be placed curbside without blocking the roadway or storm drains, but any debris placed from the sidewalk towards your property will not be picked up. Residents without sidewalks, ditches or utility lines in front of their home should place debris at the edge of their property before the curb.

Crews say debris should not be stacked or leaned against trees, poles or other structures.

SCDOT officials say contractors will 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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