Storm clean-up, Localities to remove curbside debris

HANOVER, VA (WWBT) - Many of you are still cleaning up and clearing out debris left behind by the storm. On Tuesday, several localities will lend a hand by picking up brush from the curb.

On Labor Day, convenience centers opened so residents could get a jump on dumping the debris.

"This is all manual labor. It's hot out here - you just to do it all by hand," said Hanover County resident, Walter Edelin

NBC12 caught up with Edelin while on his forth trip to the waste service center.

"We didn't get a chance to finish over the weekend so we're finishing it up today," he added.

Four waste service centers in Hanover County opened on Labor Day so that residents could get rid of storm debris --  and their was no shortage of folks who turned out, including David Hobson.

David Hobson: "This about the 8th trip."
Nicole Bell: "How many more to go?"
David Hobson:"Probably 3 or 4."

Starting Tuesday morning in Henrico County, crews will help homeowners, like Marcus Jackson, clean up after the storm, for free.

"It's a good idea. I appreciate the county doing it," said Jackson.

He's has had this pile of brush near the front of his home for days and ready to see it hauled off.

"Hopefully they can get it moved in a timely manner so people can have their neighborhood back looking beautiful again," he added.

In Petersburg, the city will also begin curbside removal of tree and vegetation debris at no charge, on Tuesday. You're encouraged not mix any household items in with the debris.

The city of Richmond will do curbside pickup of smaller debris -- make sure you don't block alleys, culverts, sidewalks, or parking lanes.

There are also two drop-off areas where you can take it yourself for free.

Chesterfield is not planning on picking up debris, but residents can bring it to one of several locations, including the county's two convenience centers. Hours have been extended, and normal fees have been waived, through September 11.

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