SAVANNAH, Ga. – With the concurrence of county officials, the first pass of picking up debris generated by Hurricane Michael in Grady County, Georgia, will be completed today, Dec. 21.
In anticipation of the final pass, which starts Dec. 29, residents should place any storm-generated debris along the side of the roadway before the morning of the county's scheduled start date.
Only two types of Hurricane Michael debris are eligible for collection:
- Vegetation debris - Fallen limbs, fallen or uprooted trees and/or plants on residential property
- DOES NOT INCLUDE: Agricultural vegetation, like trees or plants NOT on residential property;
- DOES NOT include Christmas trees
- Construction & Demolition - Sheet metal, plywood, shingles, siding, fences, drywall, insulation
Residents should separate debris into different categories as shown in the illustration. County residents who have debris in the right-of-way that has not been picked up after the second pass starts can contact the Board of Commissioners/Road Superintendent at 229-377-4602.
Under the Federal Emergency Management Agency's debris mission assignment, the Corps of Engineers’ contractors have removed more than 73,000 cubic yards of debris from Grady County through Dec. 19.
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Release no. 18-051