HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - The piles of debris are really starting to pile up. Now, crews in Henrico are changing their pick up plan to help you out. Also, leaders in Chesterfield are talking to VDOT about debris pickup from your curbside, as well.
That change in Henrico County comes after the huge amount of debris which is now left there, littered all over the county and it's roads. The people who live in Henrico are happy that the county has decided to help them out.
As power crews continue to turn the lights back on, other crews continue to clean up the thousands of tree branches that line the county streets.
Some people like Mimi Ryland are doing that on their own. But ending up with huge piles like in front of their homes. Now the county is stepping in to pick all this up!
"That was a huge gift! A nice use of Henrico tax money. We really appreciate it," said Mimi.
Here's the plan in Henrico. Right now crews are clearing the debris in the roads. Then, after Labor Day, crews will start picking up debris from your curb, for free!
Crews in Henrico will pick up debris like smaller limbs and loose leaves. The county will not pick up huge tree trunks and logs. That is up to you to get rid of.
"We're trying to lay it out in an orderly fashion so they won't have any trouble picking it up," added Mimi.
Over in Richmond, city crews have a plan to pick up this mess over the next month and a half. In Chesterfield, VDOT is working with county crews to figure out a plan to get the debris out of the right of ways in your neighborhood.
Also, remember - you can still drop off your debris at a collection center in any of these three areas - for free as well.
The debris pickup in Henrico should take 3 to 4 weeks. But, it could last longer depending on how much there is to pick up.
In Henrico, you can also put some of your limbs in your trash can and that will be picked up on your regular garbage day.
Here are the locations for you to drop off your storm debris:
Chesterfield - Rockwood Park at 3401 Courthouse Road. The site will be open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. until September 11. This free site is open to Chesterfield County residents only. No tree stumps or root balls, trash, construction or commercials debris will be accepted.
If you need to dump storm-generated debris, you can bring it to the county's two convenience centers. One is located at 3200 Warbro Road (off of Genito Road) and the other is located at 6700 Landfill Drive (off Ironbridge Road). Both centers will be open daily, from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., through Sunday, September 11. The normal disposal fees will be waived during this time.
Richmond - East Richmond Road Convenience Center at 3800 E. Richmond Rd.; or to 3060 Maury Street, two blocks north of Holly Springs Avenue. There is no fee for this service.