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Hurricane Matthew Update: Horry County Vegetative Debris Removal Update

Conway, South Carolina – As of October 18, Horry County has collected over 6,720 cubic yards of vegetative debris from county maintained roads. In addition to the total yards collected by the debris removal contractor, county hauling contractors for the 24 recycling centers and individuals have hauled an additional 7,100 cubic yards of vegetative debris to the Horry County Landfill for a total of 13,800 cubic yards collected to-date.

Horry County’s Debris Management Plan divides the county into five (5) debris management zones.  Debris trucks will complete a sweep of the unincorporated county by removing debris in the public right-of-way on county maintained roads only.  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.

The debris trucks will begin in Zone 4, the south strand portion of the county (including Socastee/Forestbrook) and reassign debris trucks in a counter-clockwise motion moving to Zone 5 from Highway 501 to the north strand (including Carolina Forest and along Highway 90), Zone 1 in the east-central (including properties from Highway 905 to Highway 701), Zone 2 in the northern part of the county (including Green Sea and Loris), and Zone 3 in the western portion of the county (including Bucksport, Pee Dee Highway and Highway 501).  Currently, trucks are collecting debris in Zone 4 in the southern portion of the county and at the county’s recycling centers. 

The county continues to ask residents to be proactive in their recovery and move vegetative debris in the right-of-way so it can quickly be collected over the coming weeks.  The county understands that some homes are inaccessible due to flood conditions and will target those areas for woody debris pickup once residents can return home.

For those Hurricane Matthew survivors impacted by the flood and have bulky disaster debris such as carpet, sofas, mattresses and other large items in their home damaged by the storm, please take your debris to the county’s recycling centers in your area or the landfill.  Residents who haul debris themselves will be allowed to dump at no charge.  Information on those locations can be found at

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 Horry County representatives from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.  Please continue to check the Horry County website for additional information and updates on the debris removal process.


Horry County Activates Debris Management Plan

Conway, South Carolina-Horry County has activated its debris management plan and will begin picking up residential tree/yard debris on county maintained roads and in public subdivisions on county maintained roads. At this time, pick-up is not available for residents along private roads and private communities.

For those properties that are currently flooded due to the rivers, tree/yard debris pick-up on county maintained roads will begin in those areas once the rivers recede.

Horry County will release a more detailed pick-up schedule in the coming days.

What we need people to do now:

  • Place tree branches, logs, leaves and plants on the curbside, 10 feet from the roadways.
  • Do not block roadways.
  • Do not bag yard waste and do not block fire hydrants or other utilities.

Safety first

  • All residents are urged to make personal safety the first priority. Only set out debris if it is safe to do so.

Household garbage

  • All household garbage, including discarded food, can be taken to one of the 24 Horry County Solid Waste Authority recycling centers.  Click HERE for more information.

Private Roads/Private Communities

  • Residents located in private or gated communities may contact private haulers or contractors to remove debris. If you are removing your own trees, debris larger than six inches in diameter and four feet in length, must be brought to the Horry County Solid Waste Authority landfill located at 1886 Highway 90. 

For a map of all county maintained roads, please click HERE.