It's a slow start for Augusta's new $8 million storm cleanup.
Activity was down at the giant debris pile at Eisenhower Park Tuesday, as the city transitions to a new storm cleanup company.
Monday, city leaders approved spending up to $8 million with AshBritt Environmental, a Florida company, to pick up debris knocked down during the ice storm. The company will be rolling Wednesday and says residents need to get their storm damage to the curb.
"To expedite the process, we need the citizens of Augusta to bring their debris to the right-of-way. We cannot perform on private property. FEMA has not allotted for that program here through the public assistance program. If they bring their debris to the right-of-way, we will be able to pick it up process it and dispose of it," says Rob Ray, AshBritt's senior vice president.
The company says, if everyone gets debris to the edge of their yards, everything will be picked up by the end of March.
Residents are also being warned not to place debris under power lines.
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