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Hurricane Florence debris pickup is currently underway throughout areas of Craven County and its municipalities. North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) anticipates the collection of vegetative debris, construction and demolition material, and white goods separated into piles from state-maintained roads to begin on Monday, October 8, 2018.
Craven County or municipal contractors will pick up the separated debris from private streets. A schedule of debris pick up is not available but contractors are making an effort to pick up all debris as quickly as possible. “The amount of debris generated by Hurricane Florence is tremendous and the cleanup of that debris will be more like a marathon than a sprint,” said Jack B. Veit, III, Craven County Manager. “It will take multiple passes in many areas to pick up all of the debris and our solid waste department is monitoring debris pickup routes and noting where additional debris collection is needed.”
Residents wishing to have debris picked up should follow the following guidelines:
• Separate vegetative debris from construction and demolition (C&D) debris.
• Do NOT place any debris in trash bags.
• Appliances and white goods (refrigerators, stoves, washers, etc.) should be emptied and have doors secured with duct tape.
• Place all debris in the right of way near the curbside but not beyond the white line of the road.
• Do NOT place debris over utility meters, mailboxes, fire hydrants, or under power lines.
“Citizens are asked to be patient during the debris collection process and to stack the debris in a safe manner that does not impede roadways or pose a safety hazard,” stated Veit.
Residents who do not wish to wait for curbside debris pickup are encouraged to bring their residential vegetative hurricane debris to any of the seven Craven County Convenience Centers that operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Convenience Centers will also accept household bagged refuse without a sticker through Thursday, October 4, 2018. Stickers will be required for household bagged refuse taken to Convenience Centers after Thursday, October 4. Craven County Convenience Centers are located at:
3555 NC Highway 101, Havelock, North Carolina.
605 NC Highway 55 East New Bern, North Carolina.
205 Belltown Road, Dover, North Carolina.
7775 Highway 70 East, Havelock, North Carolina.
4001 Old Cherry Point Road, New Bern, North Carolina.
135 Sanders Lane, New Bern, North Carolina.
232 Bailey Lane Vanceboro, North Carolina.
Craven County’s regular curbside household trash and recycling pickup has resumed under regular operating terms. A $3.00 trash sticker will be required for every bag of trash no larger than 33 gallons collected curbside.
Two debris management sites (DMS) are being operated by Craven County Solid Waste to collect only vegetative debris at Creekside Park, located at 1821 Old Airport Road in New Bern, and Weyerhaeuser Craven 30 located at 4400 NC Hwy 43 Bypass N, New Bern. These sites are mainly for emergency debris removal contractors to temporarily store and process vegetative debris removed from Craven County. There will be a high volume of large commercial truck traffic at the DMS and the public is highly encouraged to use the seven Craven County Solid Waste Convenience Centers.
For more information on hurricane debris pickup and the Craven County Convenience Centers call Craven County Solid Waste at (252) 636-6659.