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Houston County Courier - September 2008
Houston County officials have made arrangements to help residents who have storm debris on their property to dispose of it.
"If you live on a county road, and you have any tree or limb debris on your property, you can simply pile it along the side of the road and it will be picked up," reports County Judge Lonnie Hunt.
"We have contracted with NAPCO to remove debris from our county roads. That process will start soon. NAPCO cannot come onto private property, but they will pick up the trees and limbs if they are along the county road right of way."
Hunt stressed that only tree and limb debris will be picked up.
Other hurricane related debris, including building materials, is the responsibility of the property owner.
However, the County has made arrangements for its residents to dump those items free of charge through this weekend at the Hutto Garbage Service transfer station on FM 229 (Houston County Lake Road).
Because of the FEMA reimbursement rules, the free dumping at the Hutto transfer station will end after this week.
The transfer station will be open Thursday and Friday from 7:30 am to 5 p.m. and will be open this Saturday only from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
When putting tree and limb debris out on the side of the county roads, residents are asked to make sure these materials do not block the roadway, do not cover water meters, and are not located directly under power lines.