Thursday, October 13, 2016

Town to begin Matthew storm debris removal

Town to begin Matthew storm debris removal

by Marquel Coaxum, Interim Communications Manager

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (Oct. 12, 2016) - The Town of Mount Pleasant will begin a town-wide storm debris pick up starting Monday morning, in an effort to remove vegetative debris, construction debris and other damaged items related to Hurricane Matthew.

The Town is coordinating with Charleston County’s debris removal contractor, AshBritt Environmental, to facilitate removal.  The intent is for AshBritt to conduct two sweeps of the town to ensure everything is collected.  To make the most efficient use of resources, residents are encouraged to place as much material as possible at the curbside prior to the initial sweep that starts Monday.

To expedite the debris removal process, Charleston County is asking residents to separate their storm debris into six main categories; household garbage, construction debris, vegetative debris, hazardous waste, large appliances and electronics.  Household garbage will be collected by the Town on your normal collection day utilizing your town issued container.  All other categories will be collected by AshBritt.

Residents should place the separated items into debris piles on the curbside, within 15 feet of the road, if possible, not in the roadway or on the sidewalk. Do not lean items against trees, water or gas meters, telephone poles or power towers, in an effort to protect those items from damage during pickup.

Residents are also encouraged to pair with neighbors to consolidate waste piles, which will make the removal process proceed faster.  Drivers should be cognizant that equipment on the roadways may cause minor delays and are asked to be patient and attentive during these occurrences. 

For more information on storm debris pick-up, contact the Town of Mount Pleasant Transportation Department by phone at 843-856-3080