Brunswick County has enacted its debris contract and residents in unincorporated areas of Brunswick County should sort debris and leave it by the road for pick up.
Brunswick County’s Commissioners also authorized the collection of debris on state-maintained roads and private roads which are open to the public.
Unincorporated areas are areas not in a city or town. Citizens who live in a city or town should check with officials for their town for debris instructions.
Citizens should sort debris into six categories:
- Normal household trash
- Vegetative debris (leaves, lots, plants, tree branches – not bagged)
- Construction and demolition debris (building materials, carpet, drywall, furniture, lumber, mattresses, plumbing)
- Appliances and white goods (air conditioners, dishwashers, freezers, refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers and water heaters)
- Electronics (computers, radios, stereos, televisions, and other devices with a cord)
- Household hazardous waste (cleaning supplies, batteries, lawn chemicals, oils, oil-based paints and stains, and pesticides)
Debris should be placed in between the sidewalk and the road; debris placed from the sidewalk toward your property will not be picked up. Citizens who do not have a sidewalk, ditch or utility line in front of their home should place debris at the edge of their property near the curb or edge of the road. Placing debris near or on fire hydrants, water meters, trees, poles or other structures makes removal difficult.
Crews will move through the County several times collecting debris; citizens who evacuated from Brunswick County should not rush to come back to put out debris, as there will be multiple collections.
Tip fees will remain in place at the landfill, in accordance with FEMA requirements.