October 6, 2017 - The following is the updated status of the City’s Hurricane Debris Removal:
Debris removed from September 12 to September 28: approximately 200 tons
Debris removed from September 29to October 5: approximately 64.3 tons (equal to approx. 11 tons per workday)
Sunshine Beach, Lagoon Lane and Sunset Beach have had one complete removal since the Hurricane. These areas were cleared first as the streets in these neighborhoods are the narrowest and were partially blocked by large piles.
Isle of Capri had the most storm debris in the City. One complete removal was completed 9/29.
Isle of Palms has been cleared as of Wednesday 10/4.
Paradise Island’s removal began on 10/4 and is currently underway. It is hoped that Paradise will be completed by Tuesday 10/10.
Sunset Beach had one removal immediately following the storm. Since the removal occurred before most residents were home, many new piles have reappeared. The area will be cleared again after Paradise is complete. Once Sunset is re-cleared, regular Yard Waste Wednesdays will resume.
West Causeway/Gulf Blvd will be cleared intermittently once the re-clearing of Sunset Beach is complete.
Residents can help by keeping leaves and branches off the street to prevent clogging of the storm drain system and encouraging lawn contractors to take yard waste with them. The debris removal task is laborious and time consuming and the City’s Sanitation Division is being supplemented from other Public Works staff to expedite the process. Thank you for your patience.