FAYETTEVILLE – The Cumberland County debris removal contractors will begin debris removal next week on roads in the unincorporated areas of Cumberland County in response to Hurricane Florence.

Residents can call the Cumberland County Debris Reporting phone system at 910-438-4044. When calling, they should clearly state their name, address, phone number and the type of debris.

The Cumberland County contractors are currently prioritizing debris removal based on areas where Hurricane Florence has generated storm debris to the extent that these areas can be safely accessed to perform debris removal. Residents of impacted areas that can safely do so are asked to place any storm-generated debris on the public right-of-way.

The public right-of-way is the area of residential property that extends from the street to the sidewalk, ditch, utility pole or easement. Residents are urged to separate the debris as follows:

  • VEGETATIVE DEBRIS (whole trees, tree stumps, tree branches, tree trunks and other leafy material)
  • CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION DEBRIS (damaged components of buildings and structures such as lumber and wood, wall board, glass, metal, roofing materials, tile, furnishings, and fixtures)
  • HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE (materials that are ignitable, reactive, toxic or corrosive such as paints, cleaners, pesticides, etc.)
  • WHITE GOODS (refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, heat pumps, ovens, ranges, washing machines, clothes dryers and water heaters)
  • ELECTRONIC WASTE (computers, televisions, office electronic equipment, etc.)

Only loose debris will be collected, bagged debris should not be placed on the public right-of-way.

Do not place debris near a water meter vault, fire hydrant, underneath a power line or any other above-ground utility. Only debris placed on the public right-of-way will be eligible for collection until further notice.  The attached flyer provides residents with a visual overview of the proper method to set debris on the right-of-way.

Cumberland County urges all residents in unincorporated areas, to make personal safety a top priority, and only set out debris if it is safe to do so at this time.

To confirm if a resident lives in the unincorporated areas of Cumberland County, they can go to http://bit.ly/Unincorporatedmap and enter their address. The Cumberland County boundary is outlined in black and all municipalities are shown in shaded colors. Those who live in the unincorporated areas have addresses outside of the shaded areas.