By: Laura-Jane Hatcher (WRGA News)
Floyd County will not be picking up storm debris for free .
According to a press release from the County Government, Floyd will clear right-a-ways to get the roads open, but, due to budget cuts, they will not be picking up storm debris from property owners. Residents have three options to remove their waste, says Michael Skeen, Public Works Director.
“You have three options if you’re a county resident on a county road; you can pay the county to clear your right-a-way or any material on the right-a-way; you can pile it up and burn it; or you can hire a contractor,” Skeen says. “The only thing we can remove for no charge is debris that was actually on the right-a-way.”
Even for a fee, the county cannot pick up debris along HWY 101. And remember, before you burn your waste, you must acquire a burn permit from the Georgia Forestry Commission, which can easily be obtained by calling 1-877-OK2-BURN.
None of this applies if you live in the city limits of Rome. Public Works officials there claim the damage was so insignificant; they will pick up curb-side debris free of charge.