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Cedar Rapids hires new contractor for flood debris


CEDAR RAPIDS, IA - October 10, 2008 - The City of Cedar Rapids has hired GM Enterprise Demolition of Charlotte, NC, to assist in collecting and disposing of flood-related debris beginning Monday, October 13, 2008. The contractor anticipates collecting about 80 tons of debris per day.

Residents in all flood-impacted neighborhoods are required to separate flood-related debris from reconstruction debris due to FEMA regulations. All flood-related debris removal costs are eligible for FEMA reimbursement. Reconstruction debris removal is not. If all debris is mixed together, the entire pile will be ineligible for FEMA reimbursement. The City will continue to cover the costs of removing debris from flood-affected residential neighborhoods.

Debris must be segregated into piles and placed in front of the property on the City Right-of-Way. Please segregate the debris into the following six piles:

  1. Flood-damaged appliances - Fridges, stoves, dishwashers, microwaves, washers, dryers, freezers, window and central air conditioners, water heaters, furnaces, dehumidifiers
  1. Flood-damaged household hazardous waste - Paints (latex and oil based), solvents, cleaning solvents, gasoline, oils, pesticides, fertilizers
  1. Flood-damaged electronics - Computers, stereos, VCR's, DVD players, toaster ovens
  1. Flood-damaged scrap metal - Pots and pans, shelves, BBQ's, exercise equipment, patio furniture, chairs, etc.
  1. Flood-damaged garbage - furniture, household belongings, damaged drywall, plaster, wood lathing, wood decking, playhouses, kid's toys, etc.
  1. Reconstruction debris - drywall, lumber and flooring scraps, as well as other reconstruction material

NOTE: This request applies to flood-impacted residential areas only. For more information, contact the Solid Waste & Recycling Department at (319) 286-5897.

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