Tornado victim landfill & building permit fees waived; Debris removal provided

​Homeowners near Harrisburg whose properties were damaged by a tornado are receiving special provisions through Cabarrus County and the Town of Harrisburg.

The Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners is waiving all landfill fees to the county’s construction and demolition waste landfill on Irish Potato Road for a 90-day period for these homeowners. In addition, commissioners are waiving the county building permit fee for tornado-damaged homes for a 90-day period. Homeowners who use contractors for repair work should ensure those contractors pass on these savings.

Debris removal assistance also is being provided to the neighborhoods hit by the tornado. The N.C. Department of Transportation will collect storm debris from all state-maintained roads today and later in the month.  Debris should be separated into piles of vegetative debris and construction material debris.  NCDOT is able to pick up very large pieces of vegetative debris.

The Town of Harrisburg is extending its debris removal services to the affected unincorporated area. Harrisburg debris removal trucks will be in the affected neighborhoods on the afternoons of Wednesday, March 7 and Thursday, March 8 and all day Friday, March 9. Debris removal trucks also will be in affected areas the afternoon of March 15, and all day March 16, March 23 and March 30.

Harrisburg’s trucks are not able to pick up very large pieces of debris. Limbs should not exceed 6 feet in length and 12 inches in diameter and should be stacked loosely with cut ends toward the street.  Piles of debris should be at least 8 feet from any signs, water meters, and mailboxes or other stationary objects and overhead lines.