The City of Orange Beach’s debris contractor CrowderGulf will temporarily suspend debris pickup operations through the Thanksgiving holiday, beginning on Tuesday, November 24th. Pickup will resume on Monday, November 30th.
As of Thursday, November 19th, approximately 351,000 cubic yards of debris from the city right-of-ways (62% of which was vegetative) has been removed. That’s equivalent to roughly 16,000 dump trucks’ worth of debris.
Additionally, other debris collection totals are as follows:
- 28,000 cubic yards of marine debris (floating)
- 20,000 cubic yards of trail debris
- 1,350 white goods (fridges, freezers, washers, dryers, etc.)
- 198 units of E-waste (electronic waste)
- 1,300 cubic yards of beach debris
About 1,250 dump truck loads of mulch (ground vegetative debris) are being shipped to provide fuel for power plants.
The city hopes to end certain debris operations by the end of the year; however, the next phase of marine debris cleanup - locating/collecting submerged debris - has not started yet. The city is close to 95% complete on right-of-way debris removal, 99% complete with vessel removal operation, but completion of the marine debris side of operations has yet to be determined because the vast majority of the remaining debris is sunken and extremely difficult to quantify.