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Cumberland urges unincorporated residents to report Florence debris by Nov. 18

November 8, 2018

Residents in Cumberland wary of storms.

Residents who live in the unincorporated areas of Cumberland County must have Hurricane Florence-related debris placed on the public right-of-way and reported by Nov. 18, county officials say.

To report debris, residents can call the Cumberland County Debris Reporting phone system at 910-438-4044 and leave their name, address, phone number and the type of debris.

According to a written statement from the county, 85 percent of the debris that has been reported in the unincorporated areas of Cumberland County has been collected.

The public right-of-way is the area of residential property that extends from the street to the sidewalk, ditch, utility pole or easement. Residents are urged to separate the debris as follows:

VEGETATIVE DEBRIS (whole trees, tree stumps, tree branches, tree trunks and other leafy material)

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)

ELECTRONIC WASTE (computers, televisions, office electronic equipment, etc.)

Only loose debris will be collected, county officials said. Bagged debris should not be placed on the public right-of-way.

Do not place debris near a water meter vault, fire hydrant, underneath a power line or any other above-ground utility. Only debris placed on the public right-of-way will be eligible for collection. The attached flyer provides residents with a visual overview of the proper method to set debris on the right-of-way.

Debris will only be picked up from public roads.

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