Debris pick-up will continue in Dougherty Co. after Corps leaves

Albany Commission Debris Pickup

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will end debris pick up in Dougherty County on Friday.

But county and city leaders said you don’t need to worry, your debris will still get picked up no matter what.

City and county commissioners will now have to hire their own contractors to pick up the rest of the debris.

The Corps announced it will finish its final phase of debris pick up by the end of this week.

But Public Works crews said there is still a lot of debris that needs to be collected. And they said they won’t leave anyone with debris from Hurricane Michael in their yards.

City leaders said they estimate they’ll have to collect 15 to 20 percent of the debris left after the Corps finishes.

“And we’re aware of that. And we just want to make them aware that we understand that. We’ll get it picked up either through the Corps' graciousness by coming in here doing that, or through our contracts after the Corps has left,” said Director of Dougherty County Public Works Larry Cook.

City and county officials hope to start the bidding process for their own contractors by January 23.

Crews said they do need you to bring any collected storm debris to the right of way so they can estimate how much debris they’ll have to collect.

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