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Storm recovery efforts in the District

By Nilanjana Gupta (Washington D.C.) Friday’s violent storm left a trail of destruction in its wake. Now, area governments are offering some assistance.

Residents of Prince George’s County can get rid of storm debris — FREE of charge. Drop-off locations include the Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill and the Prince George’s County Yard Waste Composting Facility.
Beverly Warfield is with Waste Management.

“It’s bad enough for them to deal with the clean-up of debris.. Let alone pay to have us take it from them”

The composting site only allows the disposal of brush or tree limbs… while the landfill accepts any type of debris.
The offer is good through Friday — but both locations will be closed for the 4th of July.

In Virginia, county officials in Prince William are reminding residents not to burn their debris … but instead chip or shred it and take it to the landfill for disposal.
And in DC, Monday and Tuesday, residents can drop off any food that went bad because of the power outage – instead of waiting until trash day. A half-dozen city schools are participating as drop-off locations, including – LaSalle Backus Elementary in Northeast, and Garfield Elementary in South East.

Meantime in Maryland, Rockville city officials say they have some air conditioning units available. The Parks and Recreation department is accepting referrals from those in need.

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