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Mobile County: Hurricane Sally Debris Collection Update

Posted on: Oct 16th, 2020 | News and Announcementsfeatured newsPress Releases

As of October 16, 2020, DRC Emergency Services, the county’s contractor, has completed the removal of about 60 percent of the estimated amount of debris generated from Hurricane Sally. 


The public has until October 25 to bring their debris to the road. After that, the contractor will work until all debris is collected.


The contractor’s forces have been split between crews picking up debris in the hardest hit areas and crews cutting down dangerous leaning trees and hanging limbs near the road. While debris was certainly experienced throughout the county, the hardest hit area was the southeastern portion of the county, including Dauphin Island, Alabama Port, Mon Louis Island, and the Fowl River communities. Once the tree and limb cutting is completed, the contractor will continue to focus on debris removal and expand into other areas of the county. 


To aid in tracking areas where debris collection is needed, the public is encouraged to report their debris locations at so that the county can share this information with the contractor.


To ensure pick-up removal, residents are asked to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Only Hurricane Sally-related vegetative and construction and demolition (C&D) debris will be collected. That excludes removal of normal household trash, appliances, electronics and household hazardous waste.
  • Debris must be placed curbside or in right-of-way areas that do not block roadways or storm drains. Do not place material in drainage ditches. Do not block drainage, fire hydrants or utility meters.
  • Vegetative debris should be piled separately from C&D debris material. Vegetative debris includes tree branches, limbs, and non-bagged leaves. C&D debris includes building materials, fencing and bagged materials.

For more information, send an email to [email protected] (and include your name and address), or call the Hurricane Sally Debris Removal Line at 251-574-4930. The call line is monitored Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. After hours, please leave a voice mail.

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