Brick officials have announced the collection of debris from Superstorm Sandy will end next Saturday, March 2 in the township's barrier island neighborhoods.
Barrier island residents are being urged to make sure their remaining debris is at curb for collection by Feb. 24, according to a statement from the township.
"This is an important step in our community’s recovery from Sandy," said Business Administrator Scott Pezarras, in the statement. "For those of us who saw the destruction on the barrier island in the days after the storm, we couldn’t imagine it being cleaned in four months."
"I commend the citizens of the barrier island for being so cooperative during the process and for working so hard to get their homes and their community going in the right direction."
The township has based its decisions on when to end debris collection based on need. Collections in the township's mainland neighborhoods ended Jan. 27.
Debris from all of the township's neighborhoods has been collected and dropped at the former Foodtown site on Route 70, from which is was trucked to the Ocean County Landfill in Manchester, officials have said. The cleanup effort has been facilitated by AshBritt Inc. and monitored by Arcadis Inc.