The City of Foley Public Works Department and contractors continue to work diligently cleaning up debris from Hurricane Sally. Since operations began on September 16, crews have collected over 899,000 cubic yards of debris inside the Foley city limits.
The final pass for the City of Foley’s Hurricane Sally debris collection began November 30 and will continue until all streets have been verified as cleared of limbs and bulk debris. Due to the specialized equipment required, stumps will continue to be picked up after regular debris piles have been cleared. As roads are cleared, regular yard debris and bulk item pickup schedules will resume. If you need clarification on which day your home is scheduled for pickup, or for more information on what items are permissible for regular roadside debris pickup, please call the Public Works Department at (251)943-8897.
Residents should be aware of the City Ordinances concerning pile size and type during the transition back to pick up by the Sanitation Department. Each household is allowed up to 6 cubic yards each of yard debris and bulk items per week.
Yard Debris consists of vegetative waste such as tree branches, leaves, logs and plants. These items may not exceed 6 feet in length or 6 inches in diameter, and if you wish to bag them, they must be in biodegradable paper bags.
Bulk Items may include the following:
- Electronics such as televisions, computers, stereos, phones and DVD players.
- Large appliances such as refrigerators, washer/dryers, air conditioners, stoves, water heaters and dishwashers.
- Construction debrissuch as building materials, drywall, lumber, carpet, furniture and plumbing.
As always, Household garbage (such as bagged garbage and discarded food) as well as Recycling (clean cardboard, paper, plastic jugs and bottles) should be placed in the appropriate trash receptacle and on the curb by 6 am on the scheduled pick up day.
Please note that Hazardous materials (such as oil, battery, pesticide, paint, cleaning supplies and compressed gas) may no longer be placed on the curb for pick up since the cut off on November 30th. Additionally, contractors have also resumed full responsibility for hauling off any job site debris.
As a reminder, debris should not block the roadway and avoid trees, mailboxes, poles and other structures. We appreciate the public’s patience as our crews continue to work diligently to remove all remaining debris as safely and efficiently as possible.
Please note that if you are a resident who lives on a county-maintained road and have questions about debris pickup, please contact Baldwin County Solid Waste at 251.972.6878.
If you are a resident who lives on a state-maintained road and have questions about debris pickup, please contact the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) at 251.470.8200.