Hurricane Matthew may not have left a lot of damage, but he sure left a lot of debris.
Here’s how to get rid of it.
City of Jacksonville Sanitation Crews will begin picking up storm debris on Monday.
City Sanitation Crews have asked for city residents to place debris in yard containers or stack them in 4-foot piles, not in the roadways, to facilitate easier pickup.
The Onslow County landfill is accepting debris at the main location and remote locations across the county. The main landfill, 415 Meadowview Rd. in Jacksonville will open at 6:30 a.m. Monday and will be accepting vegetative debris, demolition debris and regular household waste.
Remote locations accepting vegetative debris include: 698 Swansboro Loop Rd. in Swansboro, 320 Old Folkstone Rd. in Sneads Ferry, and 122 Carver Dr. in Jacksonville.
For more information, call Onslow County Landfill at 910-989-2107. Regular tipping fees will apply for residents dropping off debris.
Maysville will start clearing debris from Hurricane Matthew on Monday. Town manager Schumata Brown expected the city to pick up inmates for the cleaning up process on Monday or Tuesday as a part of their inmate program. He advised Maysville residents to leave their storm debris on the side of the road for pick-up. Call town hall at 910-743-4441 with any questions about debris removal.
Most of the debris in Swansboro has been tree limbs and yard debris that will be picked up curbside this week.
Debris cleanup will begin Monday and continue throughout the week. Residents are advised to follow the same steps they would with regular yard debris cleanup.
Leaves must be bagged and limbs must be cut no larger than 3-foot sections and bundled. All yard debris should be placed at the curbside for pickup.
Residents may begin bringing their debris to the dump located 320 Old Folkstone Road 8 a.m. Monday. The location accepts household debris as well as vegetative debris. Regular fees will apply to the kind of debris being disposed of. For more information call 910-327-2444.
A decision on debris in Richlands has yet to be made.
As of Sunday afternoon, the town was unsure of what assistance, if any, would be given from federal or state, according to Richlands Town Administrator Gregg Whitehead.
That doesn’t mean residents have to wait to clear the yards, though.
“Go ahead and get your storm debris to the street,” Whitehead said.
For those filing with insurance companies, Whitehead suggested asking if they remove trees in cases where the trees damaged vehicles or homes. At times removal is part of the cleanup, he added.
A Board of Alderman meeting is being held Tuesday and Whitehead believes the matter of debris will be brought to the table then.
Whitehead cautioned homeowners to only bring actual storm debris to the road. This is not an opportunity to cut down healthy trees, he said.