Township Will Pick Up Storm Debris, Focus On Hardest-Hit Areas First
Employees working 14 to 16 hour days to cope with task, public works director says
That's the advice storm-weary Public Works Director Steven Seiler has for residents who put storm debris from Hurricane Sandy out at curbside for pickup.
Public Works employees are concentrating on the hardest hit sections of the township first, especially Glen Cove and Amherst Beach, he said.
"We are running 10 trucks a day, working 14 to 16 hour days," he said.
Some homes in Glen Cove had between two to three feet of water in them, Seiler said.
"They were the hardest hit right now," he said. "Most of the homes in Glen Cove, the whole first floors are out on the curb."
Workers will eventually get to every house in the township with debris and bulk items at curbside, he said.
Regular garbage pickup has already begun, but recycling pickups will not resume until "possibly" next week, Seiler said.
The township is using the recycling area at the public works department on Pinewald-Keswick Road as a transfer station for debris, which is then trucked to the Ocean County Landfill in Manchester Township, he said.
"We will work and work until it's done," Seiler said.