Henrico County working hard to remove debris | Environment
Henrico County’s Department of Public Works is working to remove debris from public roadways as quickly as possible to ensure roads are safe for the public and emergency response vehicles. Due to the significant damage caused by Hurricane Irene, including downed power lines and utility poles, it may take crews a week or more to remove all the debris that already has fallen into roadways.
For county homes with storm debris, residents may place small, cut pieces into their trash receptacles for normal pickup. Residents also may dispose of unbagged yard debris free of charge at Henrico landfill public use areas, located at 2075 Charles City Road and 10600 Fords Country Lane. Public use areas are open from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days per week.
Once crews have cleared public roadways, Henrico will offer free residential curbside pickup of remaining vegetative yard debris resulting from Hurricane Irene. Residents are urged to wait at least one week before placing their storm debris curbside; crews first are removing the debris that already has fallen into the roadways. Storm-related household waste is not included in the free curbside service.
Residential yard debris — small trees, limbs, leaves, branches and similar storm-related lawn waste — must meet the following criteria to qualify for the pickup:
- Debris should be placed curbside or near the edge of a nearby public roadway
- Limbs must be four inches or less in diameter and four feet or less in length
- Limbs or other debris items must weigh less than 50 pounds
- Loose, small items should be bundled
- Root balls, trunks and logs from large trees will not be picked up.
Call 501-4393 for more information.