Henrico’s Department of Public Works (DPW) is nearing completion of its initial countywide sweep to remove debris produced by Hurricane Irene from public roadways and rights of way. Henrico is beginning a second pass through all county neighborhoods and roads, concentrating on the removal of residential yard debris produced by the storm. There is no […]
Henrico is beginning a second pass through all county neighborhoods and roads, concentrating on the removal of residential yard debris produced by the storm. There is no charge to residents for the service.
DPW is continuing its efforts along with Omni-Pinnacle, a contractor specializing in disaster response and debris removal. Crews already have removed more than 8,000 tons of debris.
“Our first priority was public safety,” said DPW Director Tim Foster, P.E. “Now that county roads have been cleared we can redouble our efforts in county neighborhoods. We thank residents for their patience as we complete the cleanup process.”
Residents who haven’t already done so should place storm-related yard debris — brush, leaves, small trees, limbs, branches and similar woody debris — curbside or on the edge of a nearby public road by Monday, October 3rd. Debris should not block roadways or drainage ditches. Residents cannot schedule a pickup time. Storm-related household waste is not included in the free curbside service.
Henrico anticipates completion of debris-removal efforts by mid-October, depending on weather and the amount of debris set out for collection.