Louisville, KY --
LOUISVILLE, Ky.— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District has now completed the first pass of debris pick up in all zones in Graves County and the City of Mayfield, Kentucky. To expedite debris removal efforts, residents are being asked to move debris to the right of way for all subsequent passes. The contractor, DRC, started second pass operations today, Jan. 26.
“We have made great progress to date removing more than 200,000 cubic yards of debris,” said George Minges, Louisville District Emergency Management Chief, “We look to keep this momentum going but need additional debris to make its way to the roadside so our contractors can safely remove it on future passes.”
To expedite the debris removal process, residents should follow these guidelines:
- Debris should be sorted into 5 categories:
- vegetative debris (tree branches, logs, leaves, plants)
- hazardous waste (oil, batteries, paint, cleaning supplies, compressed gas)
- electronics (TV’s, computers, phones, DVDs)
- construction debris (building materials, drywall, lumber, carpet, furniture, plumbing)
- large appliances (refrigerators, washers, dryers, air conditioners, stoves, water heaters, dishwashers)
- Place debris only in the right of way (within 15 feet of the curb or edge of the street). Do not place debris on or near utility boxes, water meter covers, near trees, poles, fire hydrants, or other structures. Please do not place debris in the roadway. If your insurance company is coordinating debris removal from your property, follow their instructions.
- Bagged debris and residential trash is ineligible for pickup. The City of Mayfield and the Mayfield-Graves County Regional Emergency Operations Center have arranged for the placement of dumpsters to collect household trash. To learn more, visit the Graves County Office of Emergency Management Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/Graves-County-Office-of-Emergency-Management-203302559749060/
For the latest updates visit: www.lrl.usace.army.mil/Missions/Emergency-Operations/KY-Tornado
Release no. 22-002