The City of High Point Public Services Department is letting residents know that city officials are aware that Hurricane Ian just blew through the area and left a lot of debris in its wake. On Wednesday, Oct. 5, the city offered instructions as to how residents should handle the post-storm mess.
City officials also assured residents that the Public Services Department was working “as quickly as possible” to collect the debris from rights-of-way in High Point. An October 5 press release stated, “Homeowners are encouraged to take their debris to Ingleside Compost Facility if possible. Guidelines and cost information for the compost facility can be found at www.highpointnc.gov/Ingleside.”
In other words, city crews would like help from the residents when it comes to this storm cleanup.
High Point officials do take into account that there are plenty of people who are elderly or who don’t, say, own their own dump truck.
“If homeowners cannot transport their debris to the compost facility,” the release states, “the Public Services Department requests they place any storm debris at the curb as yard waste, and staff will collect it as quickly as possible.”
In the wake of the high winds from the early October storm, there are plenty of leaves on the ground and the city’s Public Services workers sent out instructions on handling that debris in particular.
“Leaves may be placed in paper bags, clear plastic bags, strong cardboard boxes or an approved black yard waste cart,” it states. “Limbs and brush must be bundled and tied in lengths of four feet or less, weighing not more than 50 pounds.”
If residents have other questions, they can find complete yard waste guidelines for the City of High Point at https://www.highpointnc.gov/YardWaste.