Free curbside pickup of storm debris through Aug. 26

August 12, 2013

CONTACT: Steven J. Yob, P.E., Director, Henrico County Department of Public Works
PHONE: (804) 501-4390

Henrico to provide free curbside pickup of storm debris through Aug. 26

Henrico County will provide residents with a limited, free curbside pickup of downed trees, limbs and other yard debris left by the severe thunderstorm on Saturday, Aug. 10.

The special collection will begin Monday, Aug. 12 and conclude Monday, Aug. 26. Residents are asked to place tree debris at the edge of the road, but without blocking ditches or gutters.

The collection will focus on the Laurel area — where storm damage was heaviest — specifically the area bounded by the CSX railroad to the west, East Parham Road to the south, Woodman Road to the east and Mountain Road to the north. Crews from the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) will be collecting tree waste in this area; residents do not need to request assistance.

Residents of other areas must call (804) 501-4275 to add their address to a list for storm debris pickup.

DPU will pick up only residential yard debris, including small trees, limbs and branches, that meets the following criteria:
• Debris must be placed curbside or along the edge of a nearby public road;
• Limbs must not exceed four inches in diameter or four feet in length;
• Limbs and other debris must weigh less than 50 pounds; and
• Small items, including sticks, must be bundled.

Other waste, including appliances, bags of leaves or lawn clippings, demolition materials, lumber, shingles and loose leaves, will not be collected as part of the special service.

In addition, residents can take yard debris at no cost to the public-use areas of the Springfield Road Landfill, at 10600 Fords Country Lane, and the Charles City Road Landfill, at 2075 Charles City Road. Both areas are open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Residents wanting to dispose of large items may schedule a county pickup of bulky waste for $43. For information, call (804) 501-4275.

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