First pass of Ceres storm debris collection in Albany ends this week

First pass of Ceres storm debris collection in Albany ends this week
Truck load of storm debris.

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The first pass of debris collection under Dougherty County’s new contract will end this Friday.

The county hired Ceres to finish picking up all of the storm debris after Hurricane Michael.

Crews said they’ve been able to collect 50,000 cubic yards of debris under this contract.

About 1.2 million cubic yards in the county have been collected since the storm.

“We’ll come back with the final pass beginning on the following Monday, March the fourth. And then we’ll work that through and try to get everything wrapped up. It’s been nearly five months and we’re trying to get a handle on the clean up process,” said Dougherty County Public Works Director Larry Cook.

Crews expect the final pass of debris collection to be finished within the next couple of weeks.

Residents are urged to get all of their storm debris out to the right of way as quickly as possible.

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