Places to bring debris

  • Thursday, February 20, 2014

Staff Photo by Ben Baugh Debris cleanup will be continuing through the weekend. Heavy machinery and tree limbs were common sights around town.

Aiken County’s thoroughfares have been choked with tree limb debris as a result of the ice storm.

But where should people bring the fallen limbs and clutter that have congested roadways? There are several options.

The City of Aiken has posted useful information on its website serving as an invaluable resource of where residents can dispose of their storm debris properly. Residents wishing to discard tree limbs and yard debris can use the field area at Pine Log Road and South Centennial Avenue. The service is limited to residents within the city limits of Aiken. It’s requested that those wishing to take advantage of the service enter from the South Centennial Avenue access point.

City of Aiken and North Augusta residents can have their yard debris – which can be composed of tree limbs no longer than 4 feet in length, grass clippings and leaves – picked up at their curbside at no extra charge. The refuse must be placed curbside, not in the roadway.

Aiken County residents have been advised to take their yard debris to Aiken County’s Barden Landfill, located at 411 Connector Road in Graniteville. It has been advised for those living in the area, who are not able to bring their debris to a landfill, to remove the refuse to an area of their property that does not compromise travel for motorists by blocking roadways. The debris left on the curb may be sitting for a considerable amount of time before it’s removed.

Trees that are cut by a contractor must be removed from the property by that contractor.

The Aiken Department of Public Safety has advised residents to increase their vigilance for potential scam artists. There is the increased possibility of individuals wanting to take advantage of those left vulnerable from the ice storm by approaching residences, posing as someone wanting to remove debris from yards, only to charge excessive amounts of money. Residents should be attentive and check to see if the person approaching them has a business license, and can legally operate within the city limits.

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