The Town of Huntington Highway Department will complete its first round of picking up Hurricane Sandy debris from the 785 miles of Town roads this weekend, after which it will begin a second and final pass through the Town to collect storm-related material.
Highway Department and contractor trucks will begin going over the roads a second time starting Monday. After the second pass, trash haulers will begin picking up debris and residents will need to organize it to condorm to standards for pickup: limbs less than six inches in diameter and four feet in length, bundled and tied, or in cans or bags weighing less than 50 pounds.
All residents should be aware that this debris will be manually loaded by refuse workers into the truck, so it is important for worker safety not to exceed the 50 pound weight limit per bag or bundle of brush. Additionally, piles of debris and large tree limbs cannot be collected by garbage trucks.
To date, the Town has picked up more than 330,000 cubic yards of vegetative storm debris. See progress of Hurricane Sandy street cleanup with the Town of Huntington's interactive map.