Local counties cleaning up from Tropical Storm Irma

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Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017

(WRDW/WAGT) -- Counties and municipalities across our area are cleaning up from Irma. Here are specific plans from each:

Richmond County


The city is working to clean up debris from rights-of-way, restoring traffic signals; signs; and street lights Tuesday.

In Augusta-Richmond County, yard waste and storm debris will be collected on your regular trash pickup day as long as the piles of debris are within the following guidelines:
- Piles no larger than 5ft x 5ft x 10ft
- No single item larger than 5 feet long
- No items heavier than 50 pounds
- Do not place items under power lines or near other obstructions like mailboxes, vehicles, and meters.

NOTE: Piles larger than these guidelines might not be collected and could be subject to additional collection fees. If you hire a contractor to cut up or clean up your storm debris, the city prefers that the contractor haul off the materials, not place them at the curb.

City of Aiken


Crews are doing general cleanup citywide. No major damage reported in the city limits. Garbage and debris pickup will proceed on a normal holiday schedule, with delayed pickup by 24 hours.

North Augusta


Cleanup is ongoing. Debris pickup will be picked up along sanitation route. Trees blocking the roadway will be picked up by the city. Professional services that take down or remove downed trees are advised to remove it from the properties themselves.

Aiken County


Public Works is working minor road and tree problems throughout the county Tuesday. No major damage or problems to report. If you have downed trees in your yard, a contractor will have to remove them. If a tree is down in a roadway, call 911.

You can bring your storm debris to the Barden Landfill on Connector Road. Citizens will have to remove storm debris themselves.

Columbia County


Crews are in the process of assessing all of the damage and the amount of debris around Columbia County. Once the assessment is done, they will be able to provide more information. For any other reports of debris, downed trees, etc. please call 706-541-2800.

Burke County


Private property owners and business owners are responsible for any storm debris cleanup and/or removal.

Allendale County:

Citizens are responsible for the debris and downed trees on their property.

Bamberg County:

Citizens are responsible for the debris and downed trees on their property.

Edgefield County:

Citizens are responsible for the debris and downed trees on their property.

McCormick County:

Citizens are responsible for the debris and downed trees on their property.

This is an updating list. We'll add more when we receive word.

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