PENDER COUNTY – The Pender County Office of Emergency Management announced county-wide storm vegetative debris pick-up will begins Tuesday, Sept. 25.
“Residents with vegetative debris should dispose of leaves, branches and tree limbs on the edge of the state right-of-way and along paved roads located in major subdivisions,” said Tom Collins, Pender County Emergency manager.
“Please do not pile any debris under power lines or in a location that blocks vision of roadways,” said Collins.
Please do not mix the vegetative debris with shingles and other construction debris.
“The vegetative debris will be picked up first,” said Collins. “Residents can take the debris to the state roadway and along the streets of major subdivisions.”
“FEMA instructs homeowners to sort debris by categories,” said Collins. “The categories are vegetation debris, construction debris, household hazardous waste, white goods, and electronics.”
- Construction debris consists of building materials, drywall, lumber, carpet, furniture, mattresses, and plumbing.
- Vegetative debris consists of tree branches, leaves, and logs.
- Household hazardous waste includes oils, batteries, pesticides, paints, cleaning supplies, and compressed gas.
- ‘White’ goods consist of refrigerators, washers and dryers, freezers, air conditioners, stoves, water heaters, and dishwashers.
- Electronics include televisions, computers, radios, stereos, DVD players, and telephones.
Pender County has contracted with Disaster Recovery Construction for debris clean-up.
“We want to thank the citizens of Pender County for their patience,” said Collins.
Pender County Emergency Management will post updates on the Facebook page at facebook.com/penderem and on the county website, pendercountync.gov. If you need assistance call the EM office at 910- 259-1210.