COLUMBIA, S.C. (WBTW)- The South Carolina Department of Transportation’s (SCDOT) debris removal contractors will begin debris removal on Monday, Oct. 12 in the following counties impacted by the recent flooding:
• Georgetown – Trucks will be monitoring the Andrews area for pickup of storm debris.
• Lexington – Forces will be on Cainbrook Drive.
• Richland – Forest Acres area outside the Columbia city limits.
• Sumter – Forces will be in the City of Sumter in areas south and west of US-76 Business.
SCDOT’s contractors are currently prioritizing debris removal based on areas that can be safely accessed for debris removal operations. Residents of impacted counties that can safely do so, are asked to place any storm-generated debris on the public right-of-way.
Residents should not place debris on the right-of-way if they have or will receive insurance funding to privately dispose of household debris covered by their insurance policy.
SCDOT will only collect storm generated debris for which residents are not receiving insurance funding to privately dispose of.
Residents are urged to separate the debris as follows:
• Construction and demolition debris (damaged components of buildings and structures such as lumber and wood, wall board, glass, metal, roofing materials, tile, furnishings and fixtures)
• Household hazardous waste (materials that are ignitable, reactive, toxic or corrosive such as paints, cleaners, pesticides, etc.)
• White goods (refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, heat pumps, ovens, ranges, washing machines, clothes dryers and water heaters)
• Vegetative debris (whole trees, tree stumps, tree branches, tree trunks and other leafy material)
For more information, please call the SCDOT Customer Service Center toll free: 855-GO-SCDOT (855-467-2368).