Dorchester County announces Storm Debris pickup for specific neighborhoods

June 13, 2024

Dorchester County will conduct a vegetation-only storm debris pickup on Tuesday, June 18, in the following neighborhoods:

  • Quail Arbor 5
  • Quail Arbor
  • Irongate
  • Briarwood
  • Community Road
  • Greenhurst

Storm Debris Collection Guidelines

To ensure efficient and safe pickup of storm yard debris, residents are asked to follow these guidelines:

Separate Piles:

  • Vegetative Debris: Branches, leaves, and logs should be separated into distinct piles.

Proper Placement:

  • Place debris at the curb, not in the street.
  • Keep piles away from fire hydrants, utility poles, and mailboxes.
  • Do not block driveways or sidewalks.

Stacking Guidelines:

  • Place debris in neat piles.
  • Avoid using plastic bags for debris.

Safety Tips for Residents:

  • Wear Protective Gear: Always wear gloves, long sleeves, and sturdy boots when handling debris.
  • Lift Safely: Bend at your knees, not your back, to lift heavy branches and logs.
  • Beware of Hidden Hazards: Be cautious of nails, glass, and other sharp objects hidden in debris.
  • Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water, especially if working in hot weather.
  • Know Your Limits: If a task seems too dangerous or requires professional expertise, call in a professional.

Stay Informed:

Dorchester County appreciates residents’ cooperation in following these guidelines to facilitate a smooth and safe debris collection process. For further information, please contact our Call Center at (843) 832-0393.

Storm Recovery Assistance Available!

If you need help with storm damage, Crisis Cleanup is available to connect residents with volunteers from local organizations, community groups, and faith-based organizations. They can assist with:

  • Cutting fallen trees
  • Drywall, flooring, and appliance removal
  • Tarping roofs
  • Mold mitigation

For assistance, please call 843-212-0552.