Hurricane debris removal, damage assessments being conducted in Franklin County

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Posted at 4:46 PM, Oct 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-14 13:05:58-04

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - Hurricane debris removal and damage assessments are being conducted in Franklin County following Hurricane Michael.  

Franklin County Emergency Management said hurricane debris removal will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 16, on county roads in Franklin County. They said it is free, but residents need to take steps to ensure that their debris is collected. 

FCEM said to stack your hurricane-related debris on the right of way (road shoulder) in front of homes and it must not block the road or driveways.

They stated do not put debris on vacant lots or other private property because it will not be picked up and debris also should be kept away from fire hydrants and utility poles. 

Residents must also separate their hurricane-related debris into four groups:  

  • vegetative debris (tree branches, leaves)
  • household appliances (white goods)
  • household hazardous waste, which includes paints, cleaners, etc.
  • non-vegetative debris (construction and demolition)  

According to FCEM, hurricane debris needs to be kept separate from regular household trash. Contents of refrigerators should be thrown out in regular trash, which will get picked up by regular garbage collection, which began on Saturday, Oct. 13.

In addition to household trash, things that are not eligible for pick up by debris contractors include cars, trucks, motor cycles, trailers, boats or other watercraft and car parts like tires.

FCEM said teams are currently conducting damage assessments throughout the county.