Last chance for Minot residents to get flood debris removed
Posted on 7/2/2012
Residents have one last chance this week to have any home-based flood debris removed by the City of Minot. The City earned an extension on a FEMA-approved contract, as residents have until July 5th to put debris from home cleanups on the boulevard.
Residents are reminded that in order for debris to be properly removed they should place it within 10 feet of the street or between the street and the sidewalk. Debris should be separated by metal, wood, etc. if possible. White goods (household appliances such as refrigerators, air conditioners and stoves) and any household hazardous waste should be separated from other flood debris.
Only debris from gutting a residential flood-damaged property may be placed on the curb. Dan Jonasson, Minot public works director, says if there is any new construction waste on the pile FEMA will not allow this debris to be picked up under the contract. This debris removal is not for trees, construction debris or any other non-flood debris. Business or commercial property are not eligible and must make arrangements to have their debris hauled out or obtain roll-off containers.
Jonasson says if debris is not out for this final pass it will not be picked up and residents will need to make other arrangements to haul the debris to the landfill.
If you have additional questions or concerns related to the flood debris portion of the City's flood recovery efforts you are encouraged to contact the City's consultant on Disaster Recovery Services, CDM-Smith, located at 1600 2nd Ave. SW, Suite 27 (Arrowhead Mall) in Minot from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or call them at 701-837-5813.