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Cumberland County Debris Reporting Deadline Nov. 18

Nov 08, 2018

Residents who live in the unincorporated areas of Cumberland County must have Hurricane Florence-related debris placed on the public right-of-way and reported by Nov. 18.

To report debris, residents can call the Cumberland County Debris Reporting phone system at 910-438-4044. When calling, they should clearly state their name, address, phone number and the type of debris.

Approximately 85 percent of the debris that has been reported in the unincorporated areas of the county has been collected.

The public right-of-way is the area of residential property that extends from the street to the sidewalk, ditch, utility pole or easement. Residents are urged to separate the debris as follows:

  • VEGETATIVE DEBRIS (whole trees, tree stumps, tree branches, tree trunks and other leafy material)
  • CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION DEBRIS (damaged components of buildings and structures such as lumber and wood, wall board, glass, metal, roofing materials, tile, furnishings, and fixtures)
  • HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE (materials that are ignitable, reactive, toxic or corrosive such as paints, cleaners, pesticides, etc.)
  • WHITE GOODS (refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, heat pumps, ovens, ranges, washing machines, clothes dryers and water heaters)
  • ELECTRONIC WASTE (computers, televisions, office electronic equipment, etc.)

Only loose debris will be collected, bagged debris should not be placed on the public right-of-way.

Do not place debris near a water meter vault, fire hydrant, underneath a power line or any other above-ground utility. Only debris placed on the public right-of-way will be eligible for collection. View a flyer here that provides residents with a visual overview of the proper method to set debris on the right-of-way.

To confirm if a resident lives in the unincorporated areas of Cumberland County, they can go to and enter their address. The Cumberland County boundary is outlined in black and all municipalities are shown in shaded colors. Those who live in the unincorporated areas have addresses outside of the shaded areas. Debris will only be picked up from public roads.