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Tornado recovery: Beavercreek residents ‘on their own’ in removing construction debris

Published: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 @ 11:01 PM

Beavercreek residents on their own to rid construction debris

The city of Beavercreek has helped victims of the Memorial Day tornado outbreak remove tree and bush debris from their yards, but residents are on their own when it comes to removing construction debris.

“The city has been responsive to get the trees out,” city resident Randy Lambert told News Center 7’s Monica Castro on Tuesday.

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The city is not picking up inorganic debris such as shingles, siding and furniture.

“I’m a little frustrated, but I understand that the city only has a certain amount of money,” Lambert said.

Residents are being encouraged to find other ways to remove construction and other kinds of debris.

One option is hauling debris to Xenia Demolition Landfill or Montgomery County Transfer Facility. 

Other residents, like Lambert, have opted to hire a company to haul debris. 

Both options will come at a cost.

“It was $1,600 actually,” Lambert said. “That’s just what you have to do. You don’t want to look at it. You have to get rid of it yourself.”

The city is encouraging people to see if their insurance coverage will include debris removal.

It is uncertain if the city plans to help residents with removing construction debris.

“I don’t know what the city’s plans are but it certainly would be nice to get help,” Lambert said.