Storm Debris Removal
Aug. 7, 2020-- After conducting a Town-wide assessment of damage from Hurricane Isaias, Leland officials have determined that there will be no curbside pickup of vegetative storm debris, at this point.
The Town’s standing contract for the provision of curbside pickup of debris is based on a significant storm (typically Category 3 or higher) that produces substantial and widespread damage throughout all areas of Town. In 2018, even though Hurricane Florence reached landfall as a Category 1 storm, the effects were far greater because significant rainfall and sustained winds for several days caused major damage to all areas of Town, thus initiating the curbside response that is reserved for major disasters.
We understand that many residents were impacted in some way by Hurricane Isaias, and we sympathize with all residents who are dealing with the aftermath of the storm and/or damage to homes and property, including downed limbs and trees. However, that damage was not deemed widespread enough to warrant curbside debris removal as a Town-wide, taxpayer expense.
Yard waste should not be placed in your household trash or recycling bins. If you have vegetative storm debris you would like to dispose of, the following options are available to you:
- Brunswick County will hold a free cleanup week at the county landfill, 172 Landfill Road in Bolivia, from August 17 - 22 for county property owners and residents. During this week, construction and demolition debris and vegetative/yard debris will be accepted at no charge. Hours of operation: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM, M-F, 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM, Saturdays. Questions? Call (910) 253-2520.
- If you need to get rid of debris now, it may be dropped off at the landfill or at the county convenience center at 9921 Chappell Loop Road in Leland. Hours of operation: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Visit the county website for associated fees and more information.
- Contact the Home Crisis Cleanup hotline at 844-965-1386 (toll-free). The hotline assists people in finding free help for storm impacts, including: removal of vegetative debris; roof-tarping; chainsaw work; drywall, flooring, or appliance removal; and mold mitigation.