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    Benton County debris pickup to begin on June 17th

    By Kylie Neel,

    2024-06-13

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    BENTON COUNTY, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Benton County has contracted with Looks Great Services to pick up vegetative debris and construction and demolition debris on storm-affected roads, according to a news release.

    Pickup will begin on Monday, June 17 for county-maintained roads. The county will begin debris removal in the hardest-hit areas.

    There will be approximately three weeks between each pass of an area and a schedule will be released later.

    The release said to place your debris in the public right of way now.

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    Until further notice, only debris placed on the public right-of-way will be eligible for collection. If all debris is not picked up during the initial pass, please continue to push the remaining debris to the right of way for subsequent passes.

    The county said to sort and place debris as follows:

    • Vegetative debris, which includes root balls, whole trees, tree stumps, tree branches, tree trunks, and other leafy material
    • Construction and demolition debris, which includes damaged components of buildings and structures such as lumber, wallboard, glass, metal, roofing materials, tile, furnishings, and fixtures

    Benton County also released important guidelines to follow:

    • Do not block the roadway, utilities, or driveways
    • Do not place debris near low hanging powerlines
    • Do not place debris near street intersections to ensure safe sight distances
    • Do not put debris on neighbor’s property
    • Do not put mixed debris by the right-of-way
    • Do not bag debris, Only loose debris will be collected.
    • Vegetative and C&D debris must be kept separate.
    • Keep debris at least four feet away from: mailboxes, water meters, fire hydrants, above-ground utilities, drainage ditches, swales, pipes, and inlets, street signs
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