The City’s Department of Public Works’ crews are continuing cleanup work to pick up debris from the severe weather event that occurred on Tuesday, July 12, 2022.
The revised requirement for collection of woody material will be effective until Monday, August 15.
Due to the excessive amount of woody debris created in the aftermath of the storm, the requirements to prepare debris for curbside collection are being expanded for large diameter branches & limbs, which should be cut into lengths 8 feet or less. Place material at the curb, not in the street, and set away from poles, wires, trees, fire hydrants and vehicles for easier collection. Contact DPW or call 240-487-3590 to request a pick-up and let us know what size material needs to be collected, as this will dictate the equipment sent to perform the collection.
Residents may wonder why yard waste collection has been delayed; please understand that the amount of debris we are picking up is overwhelming our capacity to collect from all homes in the usual time frame. Thank you for your patience as we continue to clean up from this epic storm.
According to Maryland Law, in the aftermath of a weather-related event, which results in fallen trees and debris or similar incidents that may be qualified as an “act of God,” the affected property owners are responsible for damage to their property, including debris cleanup and removal or other related expenses. These weather event-related expenses may be covered under the homeowner’s insurance policy. Property owners are encouraged to contact their homeowners’ insurance company to determine policy coverage.
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