Franklin to begin picking up debris after Labor Day

Published 5:22 pm Tuesday, August 30, 2011

FRANKLIN-The city will begin picking up residents’ Hurricane Irene debris the day after Labor Day.

City officials said Tuesday that the Public Works Department had contracted with Phillips & Jordan Inc. to pick up yard debris.

“In an effort to give citizens time to gather their vegetative yard debris and clean their yards, the pickup will not begin until Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at dawn,” Director of Community Development Donald Goodwin said in a press release. “We ask that all citizens place their downed trees and limbs in the right of way, which is close to the curb.  We cannot enter private property.  The trees and limbs do not need to be cut to any specific size.  In fact, the larger the item, the easier it is to remove.”

Officials said Phillips & Jordan crews will only visit each house one time, so it is necessary to have all debris at the curb by dawn on Tuesday, Sept. 6.

Anyone with construction debris as a result of the storm should contact Public Works at 562-8564.