More than 40 trucks pick up hurricane debris in Glynn County

Residents asked to place storm-related debris in piles at curb


GLYNN COUNTY, Fla. – Recovery efforts are underway to remove storm related debris in response to Hurricane Matthew in the unincorporated portions of the Glynn County and St. Simons Island.

County-hired contractor, Ceres Environmental Services, Inc. began debris collection and removal for the mainland on Friday and will begin pick up on St. Simons Island on Monday. 

Pick up will continue until the work is complete. 

Ceres will have more than 40 trucks working all areas in Glynn County simultaneously.  Three passes will be done throughout the county to ensure all of the debris is removed from the county right-of-ways.  A more detailed debris pick up schedule will be announced on Monday.

Residents are asked to place storm-generated debris in piles at the curb in front of their home as soon as possible. 

Debris pick up includes woody, vegetative debris and other construction and demolition storm-related debris such as fencing, shingles, etc.

Please separate woody, vegetative debris from other debris, as there will be separate pick ups for each. 

Debris placed in bags will not be picked up unless you have contracted with Republic Services for annual yard debris pick up services. All storm-related debris should be moved to the county right-of-way so it can be picked up by Ceres. 

Please be advised that debris removal crews will not enter onto private property to collect or remove debris. However, private roads and subdivisions may be approved on a case-by-case basis pending Federal Emergency Management Agency pre-approval. 

As residents place tree debris at the curb, they are urged to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Do not place debris on top of utilities, for example: cable, phone, electrical, storm drain boxes or fire hydrants.
  • Please do not place debris in front of or around your mailbox.
  • Please do not place debris in front of or around your driveway, as emergency vehicles may need to enter the area.
  • Please drive with extreme caution in areas with large debris piles.
  • Please do not block or dump any debris into the storm drains or ditches. This will cause a flood hazard.
  • Please aid contractors by sweeping excess and loose debris from the street in front of your house.

Contractors will only collect disaster-related debris. Please do not attempt to place garbage or other household refuse with the disaster debris, as it will not be accepted. 

For regular trash and recycling pick up, residents are asked to place all bins in the right-of-way and leave them there until pick up occurs or the regular pick up schedule resumes.

For questions regarding regular trash pick-up or debris related pick-up, please call the Glynn County Customer Service line at 912-554-7111.

To report unsafe debris situations, please call the Glynn County Public Works Department at 912-554-7746.