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Hurricane Matthew Update: Horry County Beings Picking Up Debris

On October 13, 2016 in Emergencies

Date: October 13, 2016

Time: 12 p.m.


Conway, South Carolina – Horry County is beginning its recovery process in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. As a part of this process, the County has activated the debris management plan. Residents along county maintained roads are asked to place vegetative storm-generated debris on the public right-of-way immediately, as trucks will begin debris removal operations on Friday, October 14, 2016.

The public right-of-way is the area of residential property that extends from the street to the sidewalk, ditch, utility pole or easement. The County’s curbside debris program will only remove vegetative debris (woody burnable debris such as limbs and shrubbery).  Bagged debris should not be placed on the public right-of-way, only loose debris will be collected.  Any construction & demolition or other debris resulting from Hurricane Matthew, should be taken to the Horry County Solid Waste Authority’s Landfill located at 1886 Highway 90 in Conway.

Do not place debris near water meter vault, fire hydrant or any other above-ground utility. Only vegetative debris placed on the public right-of-way will be eligible for collection until further notice.

The County’s contracted crews will begin around the South Strand and Socastee areas.

Please check the Horry County website for additional information and updates on the debris removal process. For more information, please call the County’s debris hotline at (843) 340-9536. It will be staffed from 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. daily.