Landfill fees waived for residential storm debris

Photo courtesy http://www.chowancounty-nc.gov/
Photo courtesy http://www.chowancounty-nc.gov/

CHOWAN COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — As cleanup continues from the tornadoes that ripped through northeastern North Carolina Friday, Chowan County officials are making debris disposal a little cheaper.

At 4 p.m. Tuesday, the Chowan County Board of Commissioners held an emergency meeting and unanimously approved a motion to waive the tipping fees at the Perquimans Chowan Gates (PCG) Landfill/Transfer Station in Belvidere for residential storm debris only, according to Susanne Stallings, a county spokeswoman.

“Contractors hauling debris for residents will be required to pay all tipping fees, but county residents who haul debris will not be charged,” Stallings said.

Officials prefer that residents dispose of debris at the convenience sites around the county, but are now allowing for large amounts of debris to be hauled to the landfill. But officials ask that residents separate vegetative debris from all other kinds of storm debris.

The tipping fee waiver will expire on May 16.

For directions to the landfill and hours of operation information, click here.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is removing vegetative debris that fell in roadways, but not debris that has been removed from private property and placed in the right of way.

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