UPDATE: Leaf and Limb Debris Cleanup
Friday, October 12, 2018
Hurricane Florence left the City with debris in the amount of 3,000 to 5,000 tons. It is hard to appreciate the magnitude of this much up debris as it relates to City’s clean-up efforts. The City is working hard to remove this debris so that our City will return to its normal beautiful self.
The City is exhausting all of the resources available for this clean-up project. We are pulling resources from our Public Works department, using funds for a contractor, and collaborating with Waste Management for this clean up. The City’s Public Works department is working on a methodical schedule (street by street) in order to pick up large piles of debris left by the storm. The City has hired a contractor so to assist with efforts being put forth by our Public Works department. The City will complete a second round of large pile debris pick-up once they have completed the first citywide round of debris collection. Waste Management has resumed its normal schedule of picking up small piles of debris that is related with everyday yard clean up.
We understand that these large piles of vegetative debris is unattractive and unappealing but be assured that the City is working hard to restore our communities and beautiful streets as quickly and as safely as we can. The City thanks our great citizens for their patience and ask that you continue to be patient with us as we move forward with this massive clean up.