Storm debris could affect mail services

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT)-A hot topic of conversation on our NBC12 Facebook page seems to be debris left from the hurricane, you want to know what to do with it and you also want to know if there is a pick up service.

The city of Richmond has a four phase plan it expects to complete in at least 30 days.

Crews will pick up your debris, you can leave it by your curb or in your alley. Make sure not to block the alleys, the drains, sidewalks, or parking lanes.

You can also haul your debris off to a couple of different places. The East Richmond Road Convenience Center is located at 3800 East Richmond Road or at 3060 Maury Street which is two blocks north of Holly Springs Avenue. Both locations are free.

Chesterfield has also waived the fee at its convenience centers.

It's important to remember that you can't burn the debris right now because there is a burn ban in effect.

Now your debris could keep your mailman from doing his job. This is one thing that hasn't been talked about on the Facebook page. To make sure you get your bills, checks, or your other mail, make sure there's no debris blocking your mailbox.

If your box looks damaged or destroyed, the only way you can get your mail is if you provide a replacement with your address clearly shown.

And if you can't live in your house, the postal services asks that you fill out a change of address form.

If you have any questions about a specific post office, you can call 1-800-ASK-USPS, that's 1-800-275-8777.

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