PENDER COUNTY – Due to the anticipated limited impacts from Tropical Storm Isaias, Pender County is not planning on conducting curbside collection of storm-related debris.

“Residents have several options for collection of branches, tree limbs, and vegetative debris from Tropical Storm Isaias,” said Chad McEwen, Pender County manager.

There is no burning ban in Pender County. The Forestry Service authorizes burning permits and guidelines. The information is available online at https://www.ncforestservice.gov/burn_permits/burn_permits_main.htm.

Property owners are encouraged to check with their homeowners and property associations for restrictions of burning debris.

Fire officials recommend that anyone burning have resources immediately available to control their fire. Those resources include water hoses, buckets of water, and hand tools. Should a fire become out of control, individuals need to contact the local fire department for assistance immediately by dialing 911.

There is one state and locally permitted vegetative debris company, Branch and Brush Debris Depot, located at 21435 US Hwy 17, in Hampstead. Their phone number is 910-581-1719.

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