Two dump locations close due to high volume of storm debris

Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 5:23 PM
Last updated 8:54 PM
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Two Richmond County temporary debris dump sites have been closed because of the amount of storm debris, according to a statement from Augusta’s environmental services office.

The Carrie Mays Park and Lake Olmstead dump sites are shut down, cutting the number of available dump sites in half for Richmond County residents.

Open sites for debris disposal remain at Eisenhower Park, on Eisenhower Drive, and the Augusta Landfill on Deans Bridge Road. Disposal of storm debris is free at both places.

For additional questions, contact 311.

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Just My Opinion
Just My Opinion 02/28/14 - 08:01 pm
Okay, I'm gonna mention this

Okay, I'm gonna mention this because I don't know if it's been said or not. Even though we've had TONS of yard debris due to the storm that has been thankfully removed, I wonder how much of that debris was ACTUALLY brought down, or caused, by the ice storm? I know for a fact that there are many people who took this opportunity to clear out some overgrown bushes or limbs and have the county not only pick up the debris, but pick up the tab for it as well!

itsanotherday1 03/01/14 - 09:56 am
JMO, I know someone who did

JMO, I know someone who did that too; they cut down a dead tree and added to the pile. But when you look at the impact, I think it is negligible; adding what?, pennies to the overall cost of the cleanup?
Doesn't make it right, but just sayin'....

Common.sense 03/01/14 - 12:42 pm
I am glad that I lived in

I am glad that I lived in North Augusta. They'll pick up anything we put out there even if it wasn't storm debris.

jb1968ga 03/01/14 - 05:54 pm
Same true here

The city of Augusta also picks up our regular yard waste weekly as part of our service. The only difference this time around is that trimming and size requirements have been abated for the duration of storm damage cleanup.

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