Lowcountry municipalities announce debris removal schedule

Lowcountry municipalities announce debris removal schedule
(Source: Live 5 News)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Lowcountry municipalities have announced debris removal schedules for residents.

Berkeley County

In Berkeley County, crews have already begun removing debris in unincorporated parts of the county. Below are the debris removal rules for some municipalities within the county limits.

Goose Creek: The City is picking-up yard debris within city limits. The maximum dimensions that they can pick up for each piece of debris are 4-foot long & 4 inches in diameter, weighing no more than 50 pounds. Also, please remove all dirt from roots. Berkeley County will support as needed.

Summerville: Summerville Public Works is going through all the ditches and canals this week to remove limbs, downed trees, and debris. They started curbside collections of storm debris today. Crews will work extended hours this week and next week if needed. Crews are also cutting up large trees and limbs to sizes crews can collect.

Hanahan: The City is independently handling yard debris pick-up, assisted by Berkeley County as needed. City of Charleston: The City is independently handling yard debris pick-up, assisted by Berkeley County as needed.

Moncks Corner: The Town is independently handling yard debris pick-up, assisted by Berkeley County as needed. The town will handle debris, 4-foot long & 4 inches in diameter, weighing no more than 50 pounds. Anyone with debris more than those specifications should contact Moncks Corner town hall at 843-719-7900. Additionally, Berkeley County residents may also use the landfill and/or convenience centers to dispose of their debris. The hours and locations can be found here.

Anyone with debris removal questions can call the following numbers:

City of Hanahan: 843-529-3413

City of Goose Creek: 843-824-2200

Town of Summerville: 843-851-4225

City of Charleston: 843-724-7311

Town of Moncks Corner: 843-719-7900

Berkeley County: 843-719-4129

Dorchester County

Dorchester County officials will begin removing debris from Hurricane Dorian next Monday.

A contracted company with five teams will remove all debris from roads maintained by the county and local roads maintained by SCDOT in the unincorporated areas of the county east of Ridgeville.

Residents should have all debris curbside in one pile by 8 a.m. Monday with all debris on county and state residential roads to be collected next week. One pass will be made on each road and debris will not be collected on private roads.

The county has certain debris removal requirements which can be found below:

  • Debris should be placed curbside, not in the roadway.
  • Debris should not block driveways, mailboxes, fire hydrants or water meters.
  • Debris in plastic bags/containers/roll carts will not be collected.
  • There are no length/size requirements for debris to be removed.
  • Piles should be consolidated. There should only be one pile per residence. If a residence has multiple piles only the largest pile will be collected. If residents can consolidate piles with their neighbors, it would be most helpful.
  • Leaves must be in paper bags to be picked up. Loose leaves will not be picked up.

Should residents have questions about curbside debris removal they are asked to contact the Dorchester County Public Works Department at (843) 563/832-0070.

Georgetown County

Georgetown County recycling centers will stop accepting excess yard waste resulting from Hurricane Dorian at the end of the day on Sunday, Sept. 15. After that time, daily limits of one load per household will go back into effect.

Since the storm, Waccamaw Neck residents with excess debris have been asked to take unbagged vegetative debris to a reduction site set up at the Pawleys Island Recycling Center on Grate Ave. The reduction site will close Sunday at 3 p.m. and recycling centers will resume normal rules and procedures regarding yard waste on Monday. This means any debris that exceeds the daily one-load limit will have to be taken to the landfill in Georgetown.

The yard waste reduction site will be open the same hours as the Pawleys Island convenience center this weekend: Saturday from 8 am-6pm and Sunday from 10am- 3pm.

As a reminder to Georgetown County residents, the county is not providing curbside pick-up for storm-related debris.

As always, no yard waste is accepted in any plastic bags. Commercial haulers must use the county landfill and are not allowed to dispose of material at any recycling convenience center. Convenience centers are for residential waste only.

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