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PUBLIC NOTICE The City of Whiteville Ends Hurricane Florence Storm Debris Pick Up on January 18, 2019.

The City has been collecting and monitoring the amount of debris being placed within the right-of-way areas as related to Hurricane Florence. Residents continue to remove storm related construction/demolition and vegetative debris and from their homes and begin making repairs, we are seeing the piles growing on our streets. Therefore, the City will end storm related debris pick up as of Friday, January 18, 2019. The City will not be able to provide information on when specific neighborhoods/streets will be cleared as those decisions are at the discretion of management in order to complete citywide debris removal in the most efficient manner possible.

After January 18, 2019, it will become the homeowner’s responsibility to remove storm related debris from their property. Normal trash, leaf and limb, and recycling will resume on its regular schedules. Please help keep the City of Whiteville clean and beautiful.

Residents can assist the City with final clean-up efforts by sorting debris into two separate piles, one for construction/demolition and another for vegetative debris. Debris should be placed in between the sidewalk and the road; debris placed from the sidewalk toward your property will not be picked up. Citizens who do not have a sidewalk, ditch or utility line in front of their home should place debris at the edge of their property near the curb or edge of the road. Placing debris near or on fire hydrants, water meters, sewer manholes, cleanouts, trees, poles or other structures makes removal difficult. Residents should also not block storm drains with debris as to help prevent future flooding.

The Columbus County Transfer Station is located at 113 Landfill Road, Whiteville, N.C. 28472. Their operating hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. Customers requiring assistance or requesting information regarding rates and acceptable materials may contact 910-642-6852 and staff members will be happy to assist you. Please visit the Columbus County Solid Waste Department at http://columbusco.org/Departments/Solid-Waste.

Bonnie Williams