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Storm Debris Collection Update

Contact: Charita Curtis, 704-432-3538
ccurtis@charlottenc.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 5, 2012

With assistance from other City teams today, the City of Charlotte Solid Waste Services was able to make a complete first pass of the areas in east Charlotte impacted by the weekend tornados. These areas include Reedy Creek Plantation, Cambridge Commons, Steeplechase and Brookstead Meadows.

Solid Waste Services deployed crews into the impacted areas today and crews will provide additional yard waste collection service in these communities through Friday, March 9. On Friday, City teams will reassess the areas and issue an update.

Residents are asked to size down their branches and limbs and logs to no more than 4 inches in diameter and 5 feet in length. Although the City realizes cutting down the debris may be difficult for residents, the restrictions are necessary in order for the debris to fit into the grinding equipment.

Disposal fees for yard debris and construction and demolition debris resultant from the storm will be waived for Mecklenburg County residents using personal vehicles and trailers to transport materials to the County’s Hickory Grove Recycling Center at 8007 Pence Road. The fee waiver does not apply to commercial or contractor vehicles. 

A number of citizens have reported lost garbage or recycling carts due to the storm; citizens who call 311 or submit a request via http://curbit.charlottenc.gov will receive next-day delivery of replacement carts. Bagged garbage placed curbside will be collected if no garbage cart is available. No changes are anticipated in recycling service as the impacted area is not scheduled for service until the week of Monday, March 12 (Orange Week).

For additional information, visit http://curbit.charlottenc.gov or call 311.

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