CHARLOTTE COUNTY

WINK News finds out how crews are picking up piles of trash in our neighborhood. Charlotte County contracted with Ashbritt to help with the cleanup.

Several sites in the county are close to collecting more than two million cubic yards of trash.

Charlotte County Garbage Collection. (By: WINK News)

People living in Charlotte County may be wondering, “Where will all my construction debris go after Hurricane Ian?” WINK News drove with Ashbritt to see what happens to the debris you leave on the side of the road.

“This is a major league operation,” said Charlotte County Public Information Officer Brian Gleason.

Ashbrith owns and operates trucks that travel around the county to pick up hurricane debris and deliver it to one of three collection points in Charlotte County.

Their biggest fan is 92-year-old Bill Marsh. “It feels great.”

92-year-old Bill Marsh. (credit: WINK News)

Marsha’s daughter came from Massachusetts to help her father after the storm.

“I’m fine. You know, my daughter was going down. I’m 92! My daughter came to take care of me because I tripped a couple of times, you know? So she says no. You can’t be alone,” Marsh said.

Marsh tripped over the trash he was trying to clean up in his yard. “I’m digging here in the backyard. And you know, I’m a little, a little tired and worn out and a lot of other things.’

Marsh will never meet the people who picked up his trash, and they will never meet him, but Marsh said he will never forget them.

“I hope they stay healthy, for sure. Because they have a lot of work ahead of them. Do you know? It will take some time to do this. But I’m sure it will be,” Marsh said.

Charlotte County Garbage Heaps. (By: WINK News)

So what happens to all the trash after it’s collected? According to the people who run the garbage collection site, it will be compacted. It will take a lot of time and effort, but they say they will be here until all the debris is gone.

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