Corps’ contractors to complete first pass of debris removal in Lee County Dec. 21, final pass starts Dec. 29

Published Dec. 21, 2018

SAVANNAH, Ga. – With the concurrence of county officials, the first pass of debris collection generated by Hurricane Michael in Lee County, Georgia, will be completed 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 of Dec. 29.

Only two types of Hurricane Michael debris are eligible for collection:

  • Vegetation debris - Fallen tree 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 following county officials at 229-759-6000 or email

Under the Federal Emergency Management Agency's debris mission assignment, the Corps of Engineers’ contractors have removed more than 410,000 cubic yards of debris from Lee County through Dec. 19.


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George Stringham, Public Affairs Specialist

Release no. 18-053