Find the latest information on debris collection following Isaias and more on our Hurricane Preparedness webpage.
Latest Information on Vegetative Debris Collection for Isaias (Unincorporated Areas)
Brunswick County will provide updates over the coming weeks on when to expect the monitoring and debris collection to start. Individuals can find the latest information about debris collection in the unincorporated areas of the county at https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/isaiasdebris
Aug. 28 Update: Residents on private roads in the unincorporated areas of Brunswick County need to place their vegetative debris from Hurricane Isaias in in the right-of-way of their property no later than the evening of Sunday, Aug. 30 for collection.
Crews will make one pass across the county and could arrive in any area as early as Monday. Any vegetative debris that is not on the right-of-way by Sunday evening will not be collected.
A right-of-way is generally defined as the edge of your property before the curb. If you have a sidewalk, ditch, or utility line in front of your house, make sure that your debris does not cover or restrict these areas.
This service will only include the private roads in the unincorporated areas of the county, including private roads in gated communities. The service will also collect any tree hangers or leaners in the rights-of-way.
This service will not collect or remove tree hangers or leaners that are on private property outside of a right-of-way.
Residents who need assistance to move debris or other needs following Hurricane Isaias can contact the Brunswick County VOAD for guidance and direction to organizations or services that may be able to help: 910-253-2589
Debris Placement Instructions
- All vegetative debris must be placed in the right-of-way
- Place debris at the edge of your property before the curb
- Vegetative debris must be at least three feet from electrical utility poles and boxes, fire hydrants, and water and gas meters
- Large pieces of vegetative debris are preferred by the contractor
Avoid these actions to ensure collection of your vegetative debris:
- Do not place vegetative debris on the road
- Do not place vegetative debris in plastic bags
- Do not stack or lean vegetative debris on trees, poles, or other structures
- Do not cover or restrict sidewalks, ditches, or utility lines with debris
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is currently collecting vegetative debris from the rights-of-way on state maintained roads. Some of the most affected neighborhoods in the unincorporated areas are already along state-maintained roads, which could mean that the NCDOT’s service will cover debris in these areas rather than the County’s collection efforts.
Several neighborhoods in the unincorporated areas of Brunswick County include both private and state roads. If you are not sure if you live along a state or a private road, contact NCDOT at 910-754-6527 or Brunswick County GIS at 910-253-2390.
Individuals can find the latest information about debris collection in the unincorporated areas of the county at https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/isaiasdebris
State of Emergency Terminated
Brunswick County has terminated the state of emergency put in place to prepare for and respond to Hurricane Isaias effective Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, at 5 p.m.
A copy of the amended declaration is at https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/2020-08-10-SOE-Terminated-Isaias.pdf
Recent County News Related to Isaias
- Brunswick County ends state of emergency for Hurricane Isaias (Aug. 10)
- Have debris or damages following Isaias? These resources can help. (Aug. 6)
- Brunswick County Post-Isaias Update (Aug. 5)
- Town of Oak Island: Amended Declaration of State of Emergency and Release from the Town (Aug. 4)
- NCDEQ: State officials advise against swimming in Brunswick County waters impacted by Hurricane Isaias (Aug. 4)
- Brunswick County government offices remain closed all day Tuesday, Aug. 4 (Aug. 4)
- Brunswick County receives preliminary reports of possible tornadoes due to Hurricane Isaias (Aug. 3)
- Brunswick County declares State of Emergency for Tropical Storm Isaias, government offices close early Monday (Aug. 3)
- Brunswick County opens two primary shelters Monday ahead of Isaias’ arrival (Aug. 3)
- Brunswick County residents, vacationers encouraged to prepare now for Isaias (Aug. 1)
- It’s hurricane season: Here’s what you need to plan for now (July 31)
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