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Hurricane Matthew Update: Horry County Debris Removal Process

On October 14, 2016 in Emergencies

Date: October 14, 2016


Conway, South Carolina – Horry County will begin curbside removal of tree debris (only) in unincorporated areas of the county.  Although residents of unincorporated Horry County can take vegetative (trees, plants, etc…) storm debris to one of the Horry County Solid Waste Authority’s 24 convenience centers; residents are encouraged to take advantage of the curbside pickup.  To determine if a road is maintained by Horry County, visit our website and click on the Hurricane Matthew Road Cleanup Map link in the Hurricane Matthew Information box.

Horry County’s debris management plan is a benefit to residents of unincorporated Horry County only.  Citizens living within incorporated municipalities (such as Conway, Myrtle Beach, Surfside, etc…) should check with their sanitation or public works department for cleanup options.  Contractors and/or businesses will not be permitted to dump at the convenience centers, and Horry County will not pick up debris in front of businesses.  Household garbage and construction debris must be taken to the Horry County Solid Waste Authority’s Landfill located at 1886 Highway 90 in Conway.

Curbside tree debris must be loose for the trucks to pick it up. If debris is placed in bags, it will not be collected.  Trees must be cut in lengths no more than 10 to 12 feet and set in the right-of-way, which is the area between the edge of the road pavement or back of the ditch/ power poles or tree line.  Residents should avoid piling debris under overhead utility lines as trucks may not be able to collect the debris.  Also, residents should not pile debris in front of fire hydrants or other utilities.

For additional information and updates on the debris removal process call the Horry County Debris Hotline at 843-340-9536.  It will be staffed from 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. daily.  Visit our website for information and updates on the debris removal process.