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Final stage of storm debris removal begins in Richmond County

Monday, March 24, 2014 9:30 AM
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The final stage of debris removal in Richmond County began Monday.

The final stage of debris removal in Richmond County began Monday. The phase begins at the Savannah River and moves south until every street is complete.  CHRIS THELEN/SPECIAL
CHRIS THELEN/SPECIAL
The final stage of debris removal in Richmond County began Monday. The phase begins at the Savannah River and moves south until every street is complete.

The phase begins at the Savannah River and moves south until every street is complete. All debris was supposed to have been placed curbside by Sunday in order to guarantee removal.

After streets are cleared, a quality assurance supervisor from the city’s monitoring contractor will inspect them to ensure they are clean and then close them out, according to a news release. Contractors will not return to a street after it is declared clean.

Any small items that cannot be picked up by the large contractor equipment should be placed into brown yard bags for normal collected on normal collection days. Normal collection rules will apply.

Streets within the city limits of Hephzibah or along state highways maintained by the Georgia Department of Transportation do not fall under the same guidelines. Those areas will have separate cleanups.

Illegal dumping to starting to cause problems in Columbia County, where crews are continuing a “second pass” to pick up debris that was put out late or missed during the first pass. Contractors will not make a third pass.

Pam Tucker, director of Columbia County Emergency and Operations Division, said people are continuing to dump debris on roadways and private roads which violates county ordinances and state laws and is punishable by severe fines and penalties.

Anyone who sees illegal dumping on any Columbia County right of way is asked to note the time, date, location, vehicle description and tag number and a description of the person dumping and report the information to Columbia County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 541-2800. The public is asked to never confront anyone who might be illegally dumping.

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dichotomy
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dichotomy 03/24/14 - 10:11 am
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Hmmm, nothing, zilch, nada on

Hmmm, nothing, zilch, nada on Old Waynesboro Rd yet. I tried to determine if we were considered a state highway or not but cannot find any reference to Old Waynesboro being a state highway. Going to be some BIG bonfires on the right-of-ways pretty soon if SOMEBODY doesn't come get this crap. I put it where you told me to put it and I ain't moving it again and I am getting tired of looking at it. Wasn't any mention of "state highway" when you told ALL Richmond County residents to put their debris on the right-of-way. NOW COME GET IT. I knew I should have piled the crap up and burned it. Why do I listen to ANYTHING Richmond County puts out?

InChristLove
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InChristLove 03/24/14 - 11:42 am
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Glad to report they came and

Glad to report they came and picked up our two huge piles but I noticed it was a hit and miss pickup Sunday morning. Not sure if they were just picking up the large piles but my neighbor had two piles, one large and a smaller one. They picked up the large pile but didn't the smaller one. Noticed the neighbor on the other side had a smaller pile and it wasn't picked up. If you have the truck, why not pick up all the piles on the street at the same time? Are the smaller piles going to be picked up by local waste management?

soapy_725
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soapy_725 03/25/14 - 07:52 am
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Tell the politicians about right of way trash. Please Pam
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Tell the politicians about right of way trash. Please Pam

soapy_725
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soapy_725 03/25/14 - 07:53 am
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All of these signs on the right of ways have phone numbers.
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All of these signs on the right of ways have phone numbers.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 03/25/14 - 07:55 am
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Selective prosecution in CC. Litter is not a problem in CC.
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Selective prosecution in CC. Litter is not a problem in CC.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 03/25/14 - 07:55 am
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Pile your debris next to a YU and ALLEN signs. No problem.
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Pile your debris next to a YU and ALLEN signs. No problem.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 03/25/14 - 09:24 am
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If they come out here at all,

If they come out here at all, I guess that means that WE only get 1 pass while the "city" and the route to the Masters will get 2 passes. I'm still not sure WE are going to get ANY passes. But I am sure the route to the Masters will be perfectly clean.

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