Residents asked to separate debris for Chatham Co. pickup

Residents asked to separate debris for Chatham Co. pickup

CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) - Chatham County crews are on the roads, working to pick up debris left by Hurricane Matthew.

You can make it easier for them by following a few simple guidelines.

Place your debris on the public right-of-way. That is the area of property extending from the street to the sidewalk, ditch or utility pole.

Do not put it near a water meter vault, fire hydrant or any other above-ground utility.

You are also urged to separate it.

In one pile, put debris like trees, branches, stumps and trunks.
In another, put debris like wood, glass, metal, roofing material, tile, furnishings and fixtures.

They will be collected separately.

Another thing. Only loose debris will be collected. That does include roof shingles, but they should be separated at the curb.

The county has also opened all three of its solid waste drop off locations. If you don't know where they are, you can find them at Chevis Road, Wilmington Island and Sharon Park.

These locations are only for residents. No commercial debris will be accepted.

Now this won't happen overnight. If all of your debris is not picked up during the initial pass, you are asked to push whatever is left to the right-of-way for the next collection.

And while we're at it, Hinesville debris will be picked up Friday. The city says crews will be working sun up through sundown throughout the weekend.

Again, all residents are asked to place their debris by the roadside. If they don't get to you Friday, that's because there is no formal pickup schedule. So be patient!