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Cleanup Efforts Continue Across Triangle

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Downed trees are piling up across the Triangle area as a result of last week's ice storm.

Many people spent the weekend hard at work cleaning up their yards. They were able to use rakes for the smaller debris, but tree removal crews are needed for the larger jobs.

However, some people often get burned by fly-by-night operators. If they are not insured and a worker is hurt, the customer can be sued.

"If they'd like to see a certificate of insurance, we take it out and show it to them, then they feel a lot better about us working in their yard," said R.B. Hunt of A-1 Tree Service.

Others are taking their debris to the landfills.

"Ninety-eight percent of what has come in so far this morning is storm-related," said Jimmie Greene, landfill manager for Nash County.

City and county leaders are trying to decide what to do with the debris. Raleigh will begin curbside service as soon as possible.

Wake County residents can drop off debris at the following locations:

  • Blythe Recycling Center
  • Buffaloe Landfill
  • Raleigh's yard waste facility
  • Curbside pick up in Cary starts next week. Until then, residents can drop off debris at Lexy Lane Park.

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