NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - As families continue to clean up from Hurricane Ian, there are some things to keep in mind that will help City crews remove debris more quickly from homes in the City of North Myrtle Beach moving forward.
To facilitate curbside service following the recent storm event, adhere to the following guidelines:
Here are the six piles you’ll need. You don’t want to touch things twice:
1. Electronics: These have components that may be dangerous. Some parts may be able to be recycled. Electronics include things like – computers, radios, stereos, televisions, other devices with a cord.
2. Appliances: Some have gases or other components that need special handling. Appliances include things like – air conditioners, dishwashers, freezers, refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers, water heaters, etc.
3. Hazardous material: Waste with properties that make it potentially harmful to human health or the environment. Hazardous materials include things like – cleaning supplies, batteries, lawn chemicals, oils, oil-based paints and stains, pesticides, etc.
4. Vegetative material: Large piles of tree limbs, branches, grass, plants, and leaves. Much of this can be burned or ground up and given back to the community as mulch. These measures reduce the amount of waste going into a landfill by 75 – 95 percent.
5. Construction material: Damaged components of buildings and structures—wood, glass, metal, roofing material, tile, carpeting, concrete, equipment, mattresses, furniture, plumbing, etc.
6. Household garbage: For regular garbage, spoiled foodstuffs, etc., follow your normal garbage/recycling removal schedule.