The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers debris removal mission comes to a close as contractors completed cleanup of eligible Typhoon Mawar related debris from residential right of way in all 19 villages in Guam.
A coordinated effort among the Office of the Governor of Guam, Guam Homeland Security Office of Civil Defense, the Mayors Council of Guam, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Guam Department of Agriculture, Guam Environmental Protection Agency, Guam Department of Public Works, Environmental Chemical Corp., Pacific Federal Management and FEMA made it possible to carry out the debris removal and to support Guam residents on their recovery journey.
The Governor’s Office has made the initial request to FEMA and its partner agencies to conduct the mission. The mayors of Guam have been an indispensable resource throughout the right of way mission. The mayors provided critical information to USACE on the locations of residential roads and acted as advocates for their community. The local mayors have signed the memorandum on debris removal in all 19 villages. USACE asks that any remaining debris including ineligible and hazardous waste be disposed of properly and not be left out. Any debris remaining will be the residents’ responsibility to dispose of.
Certain forms of ineligible debris may be taken to one of the three Guam Solid Waste Authority residential transfer stations in Harmon, Hagåt and Malojloj. Transfer station operation hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday through Monday. A nominal fee is required for disposal of household trash.
Residents are urged to dispose of their solid waste properly. Illegal dumping is a violation of Guam law. In accordance with 10 GCA §51115(b), illegal dumping is subject to fines of up to $1,000 per day, per violation, along with the cleanup cost associated with the violation.
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