Storm Debris Pickup Begins - Guidelines Below

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Sumter County has begun its recovery process in the wake of the recent Winter Storm. On Monday, February 24th, debris removal contractors will begin removing storm related yard waste from the public right-of-way. Residents are asked to place any storm-related vegetative yard debris on the public right-of-way. The public right-of-way is the area of residential property that extends from the street to the sidewalk, ditch, utility pole or easement. This area does include City, County, and State Rights-of-Way. This does not include private drives.

Sumter’s debris removal contractors will be removing only storm-generated vegetative debris. Do not attempt to place garbage, tires, or other household refuse with the disaster debris; it will not be accepted.

Bagged debris should not be placed on the public right-of-way; only loose vegetative yard waste will be collected. Do not place debris near mailboxes, water meters, fire hydrants or any other above-ground utility. In an effort to expedite debris removal and also limit debris disposal costs, residents are asked to place disaster vegetative debris materials (trees, limbs, brush, etc.) in piles in the right-of-way at a minimum 5' beyond the edge of the roadway for pickup and disposal.

ALL DEBRIS MUST BE PLACED AT ROAD RIGHT OF WAY NO LATER THAN MARCH 3RD, 2014.  For more information, contact Sumter County Public Works at 436-2241 or City of Sumter Public Services at 436-2558.

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