STORM DAMAGE DISPOSAL OPTIONS/INFORMATION Posted on: 2019-09-13
UPDATED - Sept.12, 10 a.m.
Please be advised of the following disposal options for damage caused by Hurricane Dorian:
Extended hours at Waste Watch Drop-Off Centers (WWDCs)
Effective immediately, and until the end of the day on Saturday, September 21, WWDCs will be open extended hours as follows:
East Prince Waste Management Facility
Monday-Saturday 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Brockton, New London, Dingwells Mills & Murray River WWDCs
Monday - Saturday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
GreenIsle Waste Watch Drop-Off Center
Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Click here for a list of locations & phone numbers.
Yard/tree Debris Disposal at WWDCs
Twigs, branches, leaves, and other yard/garden debris can be taken to any WWDC free of charge until Saturday, September 21. Customer loads will be weighed, however, disposal fees will be waived. No special preparation is needed for yard/tree debris.
SPECIAL Hurricane Yard/Tree Debris Cleanup
A special cleanup collection will be launched to assist homeowners who cannot self-haul their yard & tree debris. Here's what you need to know and do:
* Twigs & branches must be bundled and tied and set out near the road to ensure easy access for cleanup crews; * Make sure debris does not interfere with traffic or pedestrians. Ensure it is placed in such a way to prevent it from blowing back into the road on blustery days; * Each item (or bundle) must be less than 50 lb and be no more than 4 ft in length; * DO NOT USE plastic bags, feed bags or cardboard boxes for leaves and twigs. Paper garden bags or open, rigid containers may be used. * Bags of leaves should be placed in a separate pile at curbside.
PLEASE DO NOT PLACE yard & tree debris in your COMPOST CART until AFTER the special cleanup collection has been completed.
Material will NOT BE COLLECTED by regular Waste Watch collection drivers, but instead by the Department of Transportation, Municipal Public Works crews, and other organizations. Waste Watch drivers will empty carts and household organics only during Waste Watch compost pickup days, and will be leaving bags of leaves and bundles of twigs behind for this special hurricane debris cleanup.
Customers are asked to be patient as it may take some time to travel every Island road to provide this service. Also, note that leaves and tree branches/twigs may not be taken on the same load. You may receive branch collection one day, and leaves may not be picked at a completely different time, and possibly by another organization. This will be a multi-team effort.
Residents are asked to visit their local city/town/community websites for information on any additional special collections and services being offered, as pickup guidelines may differ between individual municipalities.
Food Spoilage/Loss Disposal Information
Customers experiencing food loss as a result of power outages should click here for guidelines/informatoin.
Disposal for Debris from Structures (Construction & Demolition Material)
Examples include: shingles, siding, lumber from decks, fences, sheds and playgrounds, bricks, etc.
This material WILL NOT be collected at curbside. A very small amount (inside the waste cart) will be accepted provided the cart weighs less than 220 lb. Customers are asked to deliver construction and demolition material (C&D) to any Waste Watch Drop-Off Center where disposal is subject to the C&D fee, based on weight. Please note that asphalt shingles should be kept separate as a different fee applies to this material only.
Damaged Waste Material
Examples include bedding, fabrics, toys, stuffed animals, mats, clothing, etc.
This material must be sorted and placed in your waste cart. Excess material may be placed in clear plastic bags or open, rigid containers beside the black cart. A maximum of two additional bags or containers will be collected in addition to the waste cart. Material can also be taken to a WWDC where a fee, based on weight, will be charged. Sorted household waste material is capped at $20/load.