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Brick Barrier Island Debris Pickup to End

Collections will end March 2, township says

Brick officials have announced the collection of debris from Superstorm Sandy will end next Saturday, March 2 in the township's barrier island neighborhoods.

Barrier island residents are being urged to make sure their remaining debris is at curb for collection by Feb. 24, according to a statement from the township.

"This is an important step in our community’s recovery from Sandy," said Business Administrator Scott Pezarras, in the statement. "For those of us who saw the destruction on the barrier island in the days after the storm, we couldn’t imagine it being cleaned in four months."

"I commend the citizens of the barrier island for being so cooperative during the process and for working so hard to get their homes and their community going in the right direction."

The township has based its decisions on when to end debris collection based on need. Collections in the township's mainland neighborhoods ended Jan. 27.

Debris from all of the township's neighborhoods has been collected and dropped at the former Foodtown site on Route 70, from which is was trucked to the Ocean County Landfill in Manchester, officials have said. The cleanup effort has been facilitated by AshBritt Inc. and monitored by Arcadis Inc.

Dawn Marie White February 24, 2013 at 11:55 PM
Reading the entire Star Ledger Article gives me to comfort level that the state and municipality followed the rules and will be reimbursed. Learning Center for those of you negatives who wish to learn a thing or two... Here you go... http://www.fema.gov/public-assistance-local-state-tribal-and-non-profit/debris-management-guide
Bob February 25, 2013 at 01:34 AM
good job republican bloggers with government (gilmore) jobs. It was so difficult to tell towns that they cannot do without AshBritt because the job could not be handled by NJ companies because so big that they needed to hire gilmore to explain and then follow-up with a christie fundraiser. no phone call bids + acropolys = $$gilmore$$ on the taxpayers
Scott Pezarras February 25, 2013 at 02:16 AM
Kal We are participating, we are in the process of taking bids for a contractor to perform the service.
KC February 25, 2013 at 05:27 AM
Our neighborhood still has a substantial amount of storm debris. (though definitely not as much) Does anyone know how that will be handled please?
Cherry Quay resident February 25, 2013 at 01:34 PM
Brick's mayor has done a great job during this storm crisis. Now he must get involved and help STOP FEMA NOW!!! www. stop fema now.com NO ONE can afford to allow FEMA to make unnecessary changes to the maps and flood insurance rules. PLEASE get involved. Everyone in Brick and all towns, regardless if they were affected, must get involved.

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