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SCDOT Storm Debris Removal Begins October 12

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SOUTH CAROLINA (WMBF) – On October 12, The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) will start debris removal in counties that have been affected by the recent flood.

The debris removal schedule from the SCDOT is listed below.

  • Georgetown – Trucks will be monitoring the Andrews area for pickup of storm debris.
  • Horry – Trucks will be monitoring the Socastee and Longs areas for pickup of storm debris.
  • Lexington – Forces will be on Cainbrook Drive.
  • Lexington - Coldstream subdivision in Irmo.
  • Lexington - Harrogate Road in St. Andrews (near Bush River Road)
  • Richland – Forest Acres area outside the Columbia city limits.
  • Sumter – Forces will be in the City of Sumter in areas south and west of US-76 Business.

Areas for debris removal operations are prioritized based on the ability to safely access the area. Residents in counties affected and can safely place any storm-generated debris on the public right-of-way, the area of residential property that extends from the street to the sidewalk, ditch, utility pole or easement, is asked to do so.

Residents that will receive insurance funding to privately dispose of household debris covered by their insurance policy should not place debris on the right-of-way. Only debris created by the storm, for which residents will not receive insurance funding to privately dispose of, will be will be collected.

The SCDOT encourages residents to separate debris into the following categories.

  • Construction and demolition debris (damaged components of buildings and structures such as lumber and wood, wall board, glass, metal, roofing materials, tile, furnishings and fixtures)
  • Household hazardous waste (materials that are ignitable, reactive, toxic or corrosive such as paints, cleaners, pesticides, etc.)
  • White goods (refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, heat pumps, ovens, ranges, washing machines, clothes dryers and water heaters)
  • Vegetative debris (whole trees, tree stumps, tree branches, tree trunks and other leafy material)

Residents are also encouraged not to bag debris. Only loose debris should be placed on the right-of-way for collection.

Debris should not be placed near water meter vaults, fire hydrants or any other above-ground utility.

Currently only debris placed on the right-of-way will be eligible for collection and SCDOT contractors will make several passes through impacted areas.

Additional collections will be scheduled for residents that are unable to safely place debris on the right-of-way or contractors are not able to safely enter submerged areas.

For more information call SCDOT Customer Service Center at 855-GO-SCDOT (855-467-2368).

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