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Pardon our mess: Area from last week's ice storm

Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 6:25 PM
Last updated Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 12:27 AM
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WHERE: The Augusta area from last week’s ice storm

Stephen Ring uses a chainsaw to cut up limbs at a rental house. Waste collection services will be picking up debris next week.  JON-MICHAEL SULLIVAN/STAFF
JON-MICHAEL SULLIVAN/STAFF
Stephen Ring uses a chainsaw to cut up limbs at a rental house. Waste collection services will be picking up debris next week.

WHAT: Downed trees and tree limbs

WHO’S RESPONSIBLE: Various city/county governments

ACTION PROMISED: The city of Augusta’s waste collection services will pick up the extra debris on your regular pickup day next week.

Mark Johnson, Augusta’s environmental services director, said rules regarding the size of yard waste will “be a little flexible” and allow residents to place larger limbs at the curb for pickup.

He said residents should cut them into a size “manageable by human power.”

Columbia County residents are asked to move all of the clean and wood debris from their private property to the right of way. The county’s debris removal contractor comes by starting Wednesday, and residents are asked to put the debris at least 8 to 10 feet from the curb. Pam Tucker, the director of the county’s Emergency and Operations Division, said the maximum size for limbs and trees for pickup is 10 feet.

Officials in North Augusta and Aiken said residents can leave tree limbs and other yard waste at the curb for pickup. Aiken County residents were asked to take the material to the landfill if possible.


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