Georgetown County to remove beach debris, some areas may temporarily close


GEORGETOWN, S.C. (WBTW) – The Georgetown County Public Services will remove beach debris resulting from Hurricane Matthew from the Georgetown County portion of Garden City Beach throughout next week. Several public areas will have to be closed temporarily while this work is performed.

This section of beach where collections will take place extends from 517 South Waccamaw Drive to 2015 South Waccamaw Drive. The cleanup we be conducted from Monday, Dec. 12, through Friday, Dec. 16. Only unsecured debris shall be removed. Imbedded posts or other access structures which are still affixed will not be removed. Only debris resulting from Hurricane Matthew will be accepted.

Residents who would like to have their debris removed should place it on the east (ocean) side of the primary sand dune on the public beach by Monday, Dec. 12. The debris should be placed above the high-tide line and should consist only of wood lumber (such as from beach crossovers which were damaged by the storm) and vegetative debris. No other materials will be accepted and/or removed.

Any resident with debris along the beach which they do not want to be collected by the county should remove their debris to private property and to the west (land) side of the primary dune by Dec. 12.

The following public facilities will be closed during the collection period to facilitate this work:

• Beach Access No. 1 and No. 42,

• The public parking area on the north side of Yucca Avenue (between S Waccamaw Dr. and Underwood Dr.),

• The parking area on the north side of Dolphin St. (between S. Waccamaw Dr. and the cul-de-sac).

Other beach accesses and public facilities may be closed as needed to facilitate the debris removal.

This debris removal must take place before sand from the Murrells Inlet dredging project, which is anticipated to begin in the near future, can take place

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