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Town to Complete First Round of Sandy Street Cleanup

Debris must be set out in organized bundles after second sweep.

The Town of Huntington Highway Department will complete its first round of picking up Hurricane Sandy debris from the 785 miles of Town roads this weekend, after which it will begin a second and final pass through the Town to collect storm-related material.

Highway Department and contractor trucks will begin going over the roads a second time starting Monday. After the second pass, trash haulers will begin picking up debris and residents will need to organize it to condorm to standards for pickup: limbs less than six inches in diameter and four feet in length, bundled and tied, or in cans or bags weighing less than 50 pounds.

All residents should be aware that this debris will be manually loaded by refuse workers into the truck, so it is important for worker safety not to exceed the 50 pound weight limit per bag or bundle of brush. Additionally, piles of debris and large tree limbs cannot be collected by garbage trucks.

To date, the Town has picked up more than 330,000 cubic yards of vegetative storm debris. See progress of Hurricane Sandy street cleanup with the Town of Huntington's interactive map.

H. December 18, 2012 at 12:56 PM
Not many residential streets have received First Pass S-E of LIE Ex 51, and East of Deer Park Av. Is this area scheduled to be covered by this next weekend, Dec. 22-23? Your original estimate called for completion of First Pass ~mid Nov. Second Pass was to begin immediately after, and subsequent Passes, until all debris was cleared. Has this whole original estimate been revised, to the extent that now the Second Pass is to also be the Final Pass? Our Yard Waste pickup crew has been very erratic, for many years prior to Sandy. They will be totally unable to handle the tree debris remaining in the streets, if your Second Pass is Final Pass. Broken Trees
Rhea December 19, 2012 at 04:00 PM
Just wanted to let you folks know..we got an early Christmas present..our Block was cleared of Sandy's debris this morning! Woohoo I thought that perhaps they were unaware of the piles in our area. I left messages on The Town of Huntington dept of Highways website..and kept my fingers crossed. Patience. Patience !Patience....ommm
Pat December 26, 2012 at 05:49 AM
On Tinton Place and surrounding areas in East Northport there are still many large tree roots and stumps that have not been cleared. We haven't seen trucks in weeks. When will this finally be cleared? Neighbors have called the town, and now it is after Christmas!
Pat December 26, 2012 at 06:12 AM
Weeks ago, there were trucks in our area off Elwood Rd in East Northport, which took most of the branches and debris, but many streets still have large stumps, roots, etc. and there hasn't been any trucks in weeks. Why haven't they returned?! It's after Christmas now!
Jim January 02, 2013 at 11:21 PM
If you have a tree stump that's on your property and it's not a town tree (it's somewhere around 5-8 feet from the curb I believe), then you're SOL - it's the homeowner's responsibility to have it removed. The town can't help. You'd have to wait for a tree service to be not so busy. And don't use Cheap Charlie's - they're horrible.

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