State approves permit for Rocky Point debris site, now open to residents

Residents can drop off vegetative debris at 8022 N.C. Highway 210

State approves permit for Rocky Point debris site, now open to residents
Residents in Pender County needing to dispose of vegetative debris can do so at a new location along N.C. Higway 210. (Source: Pender County)

ROCKY POINT, NC (WECT) - Pender County officials on Tuesday announced that the state has granted a permit for a temporary drop-off location in Rocky Point so residents can dispose of vegetative debris.

The temporary site will be located at 8022 NC Highway 210 next to Desperado Horse Farm, and will be open daily, Monday through Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will be closed on Sundays.

Once the location opens, only storm-related vegetative debris, like trees limbs and branches, will be accepted at the site and residents have to bring an I.D.

“With the abundance of debris generated from Hurricane Florence, the new site will allow residents who live along dirt roads or in a gated community to properly dispose of their debris,” said Tom Collins, Pender County Emergency Management director.

“The site will be open to Pender County residents who want to haul their own vegetative debris,” said Collins. “No commercially collected debris will be permitted at this site.”

The contractor collecting roadside debris is not permitted to collect debris in gated communities and on dirt roads.

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