Now that South Bryan County residents are welcome to come back home, here is some important information once they get there.
Waste Management will begin collections for both recycling and trash Wednesday. They announced the following:
They plan to run their normally scheduled routes all week. Wednesday routes will be collected Wednesday. Thursday on Thursday, and Friday on Friday. Monday and Tuesday routes will be collected on normal schedule on Monday and Tuesday (18th and 19th).
Because Monday and Tuesday routes were not collected this week due to evacuations from Irma, they will plan to pay close attention to extra waste outside of carts and collect this material as well.
Place branches and leaves brought down by Irma on your curb. The city's public works partner, EOM, will be collecting it during its regular dry trash schedule.
Please do not put it in storm drains or ditches to remove it from your property. Keeping those areas free of any items that cause blockage are vital to reducing flooding in our neighborhoods.
Note: There is still a burn ban in effect by the Georgia Forestry Commission.
Please continue to place only recyclables into the recycle carts. If there are any special needs or requests, please contact Richmond Hill City Hall at (912) 756-3345.
The city of Savannah reports that only light traffic is being seen on I-16 as people are starting to make their way back to Savannah and Chatham County, but expect the roads to be very busy today.
ExperCare Urgent Care in Richmond Hill is reporting they will be open today in Richmond Hill if you require medical attention. An updated list of other local businesses opening today can be found here.
And as previously reported, Bryan County Schools' cancelation has been extended by a day, with no classes until Thursday at the earliest.
The city of Richmond Hill also said City Hall will not reopen until Wednesday at 8 a.m.
The Bryan County Board of Commissioners' regular monthly meeting, which was scheduled for 5:30 p.m. tonight in Pembroke, has been postponed. Chairman Carter Infinger said a new date has not yet been picked.
The city also reports that Judge Pirkle has decided to cancel the Sept. 12 court date. All cases will automatically be rescheduled to Oct. 10 at 2:00 p.m.
City of Richmond Hill water customers DO NOT have to boil water before use, the city emphasized.
The city will provide a joint update with their public works partner, EOM, should anything change.
We'll continue to update as we learn more throughout the day.