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Fayetteville and Cumberland County storm cleanup and recovery

Posted April 23, 2011

The City of Fayettevile, Cumberland County and North Carolina Department of Transportation are all picking up storm debris.

Vegetation is the main focus of the City of Fayettville's current pickup. The City’s debris contractor is operating throughout the city and will make multiple passes through neighborhoods until debris is picked up in the coming days and weeks, giving residents time to bring materials to the curb. Residents are urged to be patient as cleanup trucks make their way through damaged neighborhoods.

Debris needs to be separated into the following categories:

  • Vegetative items like tree limbs, stumps and leafy matter
  • Construction and demolition items like metal roofing, lumber and wood, tile, glass and gypsum board
  • Household hazardous wastes like cleaning products, paints, stains and solvents
  • Electronic waste like computers and TVs
  • White goods like stoves, heat pumps, refrigerators and water heaters
  • Soil, mud and sand
  • Vehicles and vessels

Residents can dial 211 to report any damages to property or unmet needs. This service is free of charge and offered through the United Way.

The DOT is picking up storm debris on DOT roads within the corporate limits of Fayetteville and in the unincorporated areas of Cumberland County, specifically Beaver Dam and Linden. Residents are reminded to place debris by the curb and not on the roadway.

Beginning Monday, April 25, DOT crews will resume collecting debris from along state-maintained roads in seriously damaged parts of the county.

DOT will conduct minimal debris pick-up operations in other, less significantly impacted areas until May 2.

Keep these items in mind while collecting debris for removal:

  • Check your homeowners insurance as often debris cleanup is covered by insurance and arrangements for its collection will be handled by the insurance company.
  • DOT will collect vegetation debris such as trees and limbs, as well as building materials, but they must be separated.
  • Property owners are asked to cut storm-related debris into 5- or 6-foot pieces, if possible, and place it along the roadway, but out of travel lanes.
  • Major appliances, household hazardous materials such as paint, propane tanks, etc., and other similar materials will not be collected. It is recommended that property owners contact their county emergency management office regarding how to dispose of those items. Furniture will, however, be accepted.
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