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Horry County Announces Date for Final Stage of Debris Removal-Residents Reminded to Place Flood-Damaged Debris in the County Right-of-Way

Conway, SC (November 16, 2018)— In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, Horry County Government is entering the final stage of debris removal operations in flood-damaged areas of the county.  The County’s contracted crews have completed several passes through communities where property owners have placed their flood-damaged debris within the public right-of-way, and they are now set to begin their final pass to clean up any remaining debris in these same communities.

The County has established a final debris set-out date of Monday, November 26th, 2018.  Residents that live on a county-maintained road and still have flood-damaged debris need to bring it to the county’s right-of-way by 11/26.  Any debris that is placed in the right-of-way in front of residents’ homes after 11/26 may not be picked up by the county’s contractors because they will be making a single “final pass” through all flood-damaged communities.

As a reminder, Horry County is only picking up flood-damaged debris along county roads in the unincorporated areas of the county that have been impacted by flooding.  Horry County is not collecting regular household trash or vegetative debris (tree branches, brush, etc) as part of this effort even if it is placed in the county right-of-way prior to 11/26. 

Likewise, any debris that is placed outside the county’s right-of-way will not be collected during the contractor’s final pass.  The public right-of-way is the area of residential property that extends from the street to the sidewalk, ditch, utility pole or easement, approximately 10’ to 12’ from the edge of the pavement.

A map of the impacted areas that are being serviced during the final pass for debris pick up, searchable by address, is located at horrycounty.org. 

The Horry County debris hotline remains open for residents in the unincorporated areas impacted by this event. Residents with questions about debris pickup can call 843-915-7777. The debris hotline will remain open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until debris removal operations are complete.  The hotline will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23, but callers will be able to leave a message. 

The County’s curbside debris program will only remove flood-damaged construction and demolition debris, flood-damaged appliances, and white goods, flood-damaged electronics, and household hazardous waste. Regular household trash and vegetative debris will not be collected.

Please visit horrycounty.org for additional information on separating debris and updates on the debris removal process.

 



Horry County Debris Removal Update

Horry County Government continues debris removal operations in flood-damaged areas of the county in the wake of Hurricane Florence.  The County’s contracted crews are nearing completion of their “first pass” in communities where property owners have placed their flood-damaged debris within the public right-of-way.

Horry County is only picking up flood-damaged debris along county roads in the unincorporated areas of the county that have been impacted by flooding.  Horry County is not collecting regular household trash or vegetative debris (tree branches, brush, etc) as part of this effort.  A map of the impacted areas that are being serviced during debris pick up, searchable by address, is located at horrycounty.org. 

Residents along eligible county maintained roads are reminded to place storm-generated debris on the public right-of-way as soon as they are able.  The public right-of-way is the area of residential property that extends from the street to the sidewalk, ditch, utility pole or easement, approximately 10’ to 12’ from the edge of the pavement.

The Horry County debris hotline remains open for residents in the unincorporated areas impacted by recent flooding. Residents with questions about debris pickup can call 843-915-7777. The debris hotline will remain open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m until further notice. 

The County’s curbside debris program will only remove flood-damaged construction and demolition debris, flood damaged appliances and white goods, flood damaged electronics, and household hazardous waste. Regular household trash and vegetative debris will not be collected.

The contractor will make several passes, and will collect debris in phases. A single residence may need multiple passes to remove all the types of debris.  Any residents that feel that flood-damaged debris in their community has not been addressed been should call the debris hotline at 843-915-7777.

Please visit horrycounty.org for additional information on separating debris and updates on the debris removal process.



Horry County Debris Hotline Activated

Horry County Government has established a debris hotline for residents in the unincorporated areas impacted by recent flooding. Residents with questions about debris pickup can call 843-915-7777. The debris hotline will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m until further notice. In addition, Horry County has a map of the impacted areas that will be serviced during debris pick up, searchable by address, located at horrycounty.org. Horry County will only be picking up storm debris along county-maintained roads in the unincorporated areas of the county impacted by flooding.  

The County’s contracted crews will begin today in the flooded areas from the State Line to Highway 9 including the Aberdeen area, and then they will move south of Highway 9 to cover Polo Farms, Tallwood Drive, and the Starbluff Area. The crews will continue, making several passes, working their way from the north end of the County to the south end, following the receding water. The County’s curbside debris program will only remove flood-damaged construction and demolition debris, flood-damaged appliances and white goods, flood-damaged electronics, and household hazardous waste. Regular household trash and vegetative debris will not be collected.

Please visit horrycounty.org for additional information on separating debris and updates on the debris removal process.



Horry County to Begin Debris Removal in Flooded Areas

 

Conway, South Carolina (October 4, 2018) – Horry County is beginning its recovery process in the wake of Hurricane Florence and the subsequent flooding. As a part of this process, the County has activated its debris management plan. The County’s contracted crews will begin on Monday in the flooded areas from the State Line to Highway 9 including the Aberdeen area, and then they will move south of Highway 9 to cover Polo Farms, Tallwood Drive, and the Starbluff Area. The crews will continue, making several passes, working their way from the north end of the County to the south end, following the receding water.

Horry County will only be picking up storm debris along county roads in the unincorporated areas of the county impacted by flooding. Residents along these county-maintained roads are asked to place storm-generated debris on the public right-of-way as soon as they are able, as trucks will begin debris removal operations on Monday, October 8, 2018. The public right-of-way is the area of residential property that extends from the street to the sidewalk, ditch, utility pole or easement, approximately 10’ to 12’ from the edge of the pavement.

The County’s curbside debris program will only remove flood-damaged construction and demolition debris, flood-damaged appliances and white goods, flood-damaged electronics, and household hazardous waste. Regular household trash and vegetative debris will not be collected. Bagged debris should not be placed on the public right-of-way, only loose debris will be collected. The contractor will make several passes and will collect debris in phases. A single residence may need multiple passes to remove all the types of debris.

Horry County reminds residents on county-maintained roads in flood-impacted areas:   

  • Do not place debris near water meter vaults, fire hydrants or any other above-ground utilities.
  • Items will only be removed if they are in the road right-of-way. The contractors will not approach or enter your home to remove debris.
  • Check with your insurance provider and take pictures of the debris to be removed if required.
  • Help maintain neighborhood access for large trucks and be mindful of additional truck traffic in impacted neighborhoods.
  • Private contractors who are paid to dispose of debris should take it to the Horry County Solid Waste Authority’s landfill located at 1886 Highway 90 in Conway.
  • Residents can report suspicious activity in the neighborhood by calling the Horry County Police Department non-emergency dispatch line at 843-248-1520.

Please visit horrycounty.org for additional information and updates on the debris removal process. To assist citizens, Horry County will create a Debris Removal Hotline (more information to follow at a later date).



Horry County Begins Last Sweep to Collect Vegetative Debris

Conway, South Carolina –In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, Horry County has collected a total of more than 106,000 cubic yards of storm debris in unincorporated areas.  This includes nearly 90,000 cubic yards of woody debris countywide and over 16,000 cubic yards of bulk debris from flooded areas.  There are 21 trucks throughout unincorporated areas along with tree cutting crews removing hazardous hanging limbs and leaning trees that are in the right-of-way.

The County has established a final set-out date for debris of Monday, November 28th, 2016.  Residents of the county who still have fallen trees or flood debris need to bring it to the right-of-way by that date.  If you set out debris after November 28, Horry County cannot guarantee that the debris will be removed in front of your house by the debris trucks.  This includes bulk debris if you are in a flooded area and woody debris countywide. 

The County’s contractors will begin a final sweep of the County over the next several weeks starting today.

Important Dates to Remember

  • Last Day to Set-out Debris in the Right-of-Way -November 28
  • Last Day of No-Charge to Self-Haul Debris to Landfill-November 28
  • Final Curbside Flood Debris Cleanup Operations-November 28 – December 2
  • Beginning of final sweep for woody debris-November 28

Residents who need assistance with removing flood damaged items or fallen trees can get assistance from volunteer groups by registering at www.myrtlebeachdisasterrelief.com.  Your home will be evaluated, and a volunteer group will be assigned to assist you.  The volunteers will help bring the debris to the right-of-way, then the County’s debris trucks will remove it.

It is important that you act now to bring your debris to the curbside. 

Horry County has also set-up a debris management hotline at 843-340-9536.  It is available daily to provide information to residents who have questions or concerns about debris management operations.  The hotline is staffed by a Horry County representative from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 



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