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Horry County Debris Removal Efforts Continue – First Pass Complete

Conway, South Carolina (November 2, 2018)—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 have completed their “first pass” in communities where property owners have placed their flood-damaged debris within the public right-of-way, and they will continue making additional passes to collect flood-damaged white goods, household hazardous waste, and remaining C&D debris from the county’s roads. 

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

Residents along eligible county-maintained roads are reminded to place storm-generated debris on the public right-of-way as soon as possible to allow the county’s contractors to complete their final passes through flood-damaged communities in the coming weeks.  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 for additional information on separating debris and updates on the debris removal process.



Hurricane Matthew Update: Horry County Vegetative Debris Removal Continues

Conway, South Carolina – As of October 24, Horry County has collected over 33,391 cubic yards of vegetative debris from county maintained roads. Horry County plans to make two complete passes throughout the county picking up vegetative debris, with the anticipation of completing the first pass by November 15.

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 began in Zone 4, the south strand portion of the county (including Socastee/Forestbrook) and will be reassigned 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 finishing collecting debris in Zone 4 in the southern portion of the county and at the county’s recycling centers, and have started transitioning assets into Zone 5.  

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 dispose at no charge.  Information on those locations can be found on the Horry County Solid Waste Authority's website

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.

Hurricane Matthew Update: Horry County Debris Removal Process

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.