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Rumson Mayor's Sandy Clean-up Stats

Mayor John Ekdahl cites amount of debris picked up and relays future pick-up plans

The following is a message from Rumson Mayor John Ekdahl regarding the most recent Sandy clean-up information relative to the borough:

The massive clean up continues in Rumson.

To date we have picked up 66,000 cubic yards of brush vs an estimated 100,000 on the ground.

Our dedicated DPW (Department of Public Works) has been aided by three outside contractors.

The borough set an all-time high with 170 truckloads in a single day! Storm debris has totaled 500 tons picked up versus 750 tons estimated post-storm.

Friday, Nov. 30, will be the final day Rumson relaxes the rules for pick-up and will no longer pick up construction debris or trees in excess of eight inches in diameter or four feet in length.

We will return to our regular collection rules after the accommodation for Sandy.

In two weeks we will return to regular leaf collection and a normal schedule with hopes to have it all picked up prior to the first snowfall.

Please enjoy the long Thanksgiving weekend. Thanks to the overwhelming number of residents who have supported our efforts and team during this record event.

westpark November 26, 2012 at 02:10 AM
Mr. Mayor, pardon me, but where have you been? Parts of our town are in Ruins and you are in Sea Bright. Taking photos with John Bon Jovi, other neighbors have seen you in McGuires with a drink in hand while we wonder where our Fema money is and our insurance money. You drove through, stopped by, but never lifted a finger. Your son even posted pictures of you having drinks toasting our catastrophe while we tried to clean up. NOT ONCE did you ever put a pair of gloves on and help RUMSON. Shame on you.
John November 26, 2012 at 03:13 AM
The mayor has no clue, but the dpw did a outstanding job.
Katie Johnson November 26, 2012 at 03:25 AM
The dpw rocks. No comment on the mayor.

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