After a hurricane, debris is everywhere. John McBride from the
Solid Waste Authority gave us some tips to get your debris in place
so afterward it can be picked up.
"After the storm the number one priority is going to be
household garbage collection because freezers are going to go out
and that stuff decays and rots. For health and safety reasons that
will be collected first. So make sure you get your garbage to the
road in bags or cans for picking up."
What should people do with fallen tree branches?
"What we’re planning to do is bring storm contractors in,
it usually takes two to three weeks. We want vegetative waste, tree
debris, stumps stacked separately from everything near the road and
also away from any overhead obstacles like power lines."
Finally we have building damage.
"People are going to have frames come down, pool enclosures,
roof tiles, those sort of things. That comes at the end of the end
of the process, that’s collected completely separate at the
end so please don’t mix your construction debris with your
* After the storm household garbage bags will be collected
first. So make sure you get your garbage to the road in bags or
cans for picking up.
* Stack your vegetative waste, tree debris, and stumps
seperately from everything near the road and away from obstacles
like power lines.
* Debris from building damage, such as roof tiles, are
collected seperately and at the end of the process.