Update on Ernesto Recover Efforts by St. Mary's County Government - Southern Maryland Headline News

Update on Ernesto Recover Efforts by St. Mary's County Government


Roll-off Boxes & Portable Restrooms

To assist homeowners who were affected by Tropical Depression Ernesto, the St. Mary's County Department of Public Works & Transportation has currently located Roll-off boxes for the removal of household debris (not yard waste). Roll-off boxes are intended for the use by those property owners immediately adjacent to the following locations: St. Georges Island Improvement Association property, Murray Road along the waterfront, Lighthouse Road, Rodo Beach Road, Scotland Beach Road, 3rd Way near Tanner Creek, Hays Beach Road, Horse Landing Road, Lady Baltimore Avenue in St. Clements Shores, and Bayview Road in Colton's Point. Roll-off boxes may be utilized for the deposition of furniture, appliances, textiles, food waste, carpet, padding, insulation, sheet rock, etc.

Portable Restrooms are also currently located at the following locations: St. Georges Island Improvement Association property, Murray Road, and St. Clement's Island Potomac River Museum parking lot.

Yard Waste Drop-off Locations

The St. Mary's County Department of Public Works and Transportation has established two (2) locations that will accept yard waste only, free of charge. Yard waste includes: logs, limbs, stumps, brush, and leaves. Look for the "Yard Debris Burn Site" signs located at each entrance. The sites are open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., seven (7) days a week until further notice. The two (2) sites are located as follows: the Kessler Development Company sight, adjacent to Kessler Body and Equipment Company on Three Notch Road in Dameron; and the Knott's site on Piney Point Road, MD Route 249, ½ mile south of Happyland Road in Valley Lee.

The St. Andrews Landfill has extended the hours of operation from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, closed on Sunday effective through Tuesday, September 19, 2006. Beginning Wednesday, September 20, 2006 the landfill will resume normal operations from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday, closed on Sunday. The tipping fee has been waived for yard waste only, until further notice. In addition, the six (6) Convenience Centers are operating as normal and are open 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday & Sunday.

Yard Waste Curbside Collection

The St. Mary's County Department of Public Works & Transportation is currently prioritizing areas throughout the County, which were most effected by the Tropical Depression. Curbside collection of logs, limbs, branches and brush will begin in the near future for those "high priority" areas to assist in the recovery efforts. As the "high priority" areas are completed, the Department will begin the collection of yard waste in a systematic approach based on quantity of material identified. To be eligible for pickup, limbs and branches must be no longer than four feet in length and must be deposited adjacent to the County-maintained roadway during the next three (3) weeks beginning September 9, 2006. To help facilitate this effort, we strongly encourage citizens to use the Yard Waste Drop-off Locations and the St. Andrews Landfill to the fullest extent possible.

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