Now that the removal of yard debris and downed trees is almost complete (removal of additional debris along Gun Bluff and debris in the Battery Park area is to be completed in the next few days), the contractor assigned to Ocean Ridge for all trash and debris removal has asked that all drywall, wood framing, wood molding and other wood products, insulation, furniture, mattresses, box springs, beach chairs, umbrellas, and other like household items that sustained water damage from the Hurricane be placed at curbside in the front of your home for pickup. DO NOT PLACE CONTAINERS OF PAINT, DRYWALL COMPOUND, LAWN PRODUCTS, SOLVENTS, OTHER TOXIC MATERIALS, OIL, PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, TVs OR OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES, WITH THE HOUSEHOLD TRASH TO BE PICKED UP. THOSE ITEMS WILL NOT BE PICKED UP, AND IF MIXED IN WITH THE HOUSEHOLD TRASH WILL CAUSE THE HOUSEHOLD TRASH NOT TO BE PICKED UP AS WELL. Appliances will not be included in this pickup. The pickup of appliances will occur at a later date. Any questions relating to household trash and pickup should be directed to Horace Kinsey at Southern Community Services (843-869-4300).
The Town Administrator, Iris Hill, has informed the MPOA that trash and debris removal in the Ocean Ridge community has been approved by the appropriate governmental agencies and will begin shortly, possibly as soon as this weekend. As result, it is important that our residents prepare now for the removal of their trash and debris and follow the guidelines below.
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES WILL RESULT IN THE CONTRACTOR NOT PICKING UP YOUR TRASH AND DEBRIS AND YOU, AS THE HOMEOWNER, WILL THEN BECOME RESPONSIBLE FOR ITS DISPOSAL AND MAY BE CITED BY THE TOWN AND THE MPOA IN THE FUTURE SHOULD YOU FAIL TO DISPOSE OF IT IN A TIMELY FASHION.
THE GUIDELINES, AS MANDATED BY FEMA, THE TOWN OF EDISTO BEACH AND THE MPOA, ARE AS FOLLOWS:
1) HOUSEHOLD TRASH AND DOWNED TREES AND YARD DEBRIS MUST BE SEPARATED AND BE IN SEPARATE PILES. HOUSEHOLD TRASH INCLUDES ALL HOUSEHOLD ITEMS DAMAGED BY WATER, APPLIANCES, INSULATION, CARDBOARD BOXES, BIKES, BEACH CHAIRS AND UMBRELLAS, FURNITURE, MATTRESSES, DRYWALL, AND ALL OTHER CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS THAT SUSTAINED WATER DAMAGE.
2) ALL BAGGED YARD DEBRIS MUST BE IN PAPER YARD BAGS. YARD DEBRIS IN PLASTIC BAGS WILL NOT BE PICKED UP.
3) CANS OR CONTAINERS CONTAINING HERBICIDES OR FUNGICIDES, PAINT, SOLVENTS, OIL, DRYWALL COMPOUND OR OTHER LIKE CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS WILL NOT BE PICKED UP. YOU ARE REQUIRED TO DISPOSE OF THOSE MATERIALS ON YOUR OWN. PLEASE REMOVE ALL SUCH ITEMS FROM THE TRASH AND DEBRIS PILES THAT YOU HAVE CREATED. OTHERWISE, THE TRASH OR DEBRIS WILL NOT BE PICKED UP.
4) NO TVs, COMPUTERS OR OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES WILL BE PICKED UP. AGAIN, THE RESIDENT IS REQUIRED TO DISPOSE OF THOSE ITEMS ON THEIR OWN AND THEY SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM ANY TRASH OR DEBRIS PILES. OTHERWISE, THE TRASH OR DEBRIS WILL NOT PICKED UP.
IN ADDITION, THE TOWN OF EDISTO BEACH HAS ISSUED FURTHER GUIDELINES WHICH CAN BE REVIEWED AT http://www.townofedistobeach.com/new-debris-sorting-information.
ALL QUESTIONS RELATING TO THIS NOTICE OR THE GUIDELINES SET FORTH SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO HORACE KINSEY AT SOUTHERN COMMUNITY SERVICES (843-869-4300).
This is the most recent update provided by the Town of Edisto Beach. The MPOA continues to work with the Town on the issues identified.
The Town, working with the Ocean Ridge MPOA, has completed the required FEMA paperwork and approval to remove debris from Ocean Ridge/Wyndham. The Department of Transportation, who removed the Town’s debris from public roads, informed the Town today they cannot perform private property debris removal (PPDR) work. The Emergency Management Division and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are reviewing the Colleton County debris contract to see if the County can remove the debris. We are working to expedite the debris removal, but have been hitting roadblocks at every turn. Thursday, November 17, 2016 9:30:00 AM
In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, the Board recognizes that many residents have questions and concerns associated with the cleanup and recovery process in the Community. All we can ask for is your patience and cooperation. The Board and our management company, Southern Community Services, are making every effort to address those questions and concerns as quickly and efficiently as possible.
The removal of debris and trash is taking longer than we would like but is expected to start once the Town of Edisto Beach receives final approval from FEMA and SCEMD that FEMA funds will be made available to the Town to offset a major portion of the cost of that removal. Read more in our November 2016 Newsletter (PDF).