Mar 11, 2019
If you live on a public road in a neighborhood that was inundated by the flood — whether from the river, or from creek overflow you should expect to receive roadside debris pickup service this week.
Please place your debris within the PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY, which generally extends several feet beyond the asphalt, as close to the road as is safe. Unfortunately, the county is NOT allowed to remove debris from private property or from private roads, so debris MUST be brought to the Public Right of Way.
Residents that live down rural, narrow, roads, we ask that you put your debris as close to the public right-of-way, without blocking the road.
Areas that are not on the map yet are being added. Fifth District Supervisor Lynda Hopkins has been working with all flood-impacted communities to make sure they are all recognized for roadside debris removal.
BUSINESSES are treated differently from Residences - sad but true:Businesses are asked to arrange for hazardous waste and debris disposal at the county’s central landfill.
UPDATES on debris removal can be found atSoCoEmergency.org
TARPING piles will keep everything intact until pickup - but take the tarp off if trucks are coming your way soon!
If you can take your own debris to the dump - you will be responsible for dump fees and wet debris is HEAVY. You may want to go for the standard fee instead of having it weighted.
LOST your Trash In in the flood? Recology will replace trash cans lost in the flood. Call 1-800-243-0291.
Flood debris can be hazardous to your health. Wear protective gloves, boots, and clothing you can wash thoroughly or throw away when performing clean up. Wear a protective mask that filters extra fine particles as debris dries and becomes dusty.
WASH THOROUGHLY when you are finished. Remember the Twinkie Twinkle Little Star song to sing it all the way through (it takes about a minute, long enough to kill bacteria with soap to make sure bacteria is removed when you wash with soap and hot water.
For guidelines and advice - refer to The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has detailed information about how to stay safe:
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