Five Additional Villages Complete in Mawar Debris Cleanup


Five Additional Villages Complete in Mawar Debris Cleanup

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers debris removal mission moves forward as contractors completed cleanup from residential rights of way in the villages of Barrigada, Chalan Pago Ordot, Mangilao, Mongmong-Toto-Maite and Yona. 

The USACE mission conducts separation and removal of eligible typhoon related debris from residential properties. Teams go street by street through each village collecting everything from construction and demolition waste to vegetative debris from rights of way until the entire village has been cleared. 

Debris Operations are currently ongoing in the following villages:

  • Agat (Hågat) 

  • Yigo 


Once USACE contractors have made their rounds through a village, the local mayor is contacted and tours the village to ensure debris pick-up has been completed. 

Debris Operations have been completed in the following villages: 

  • Agana (Hagåtña) 

  • Agana Heights 

  • Asan (Asan-Maina) 

  • Barrigada 

  • Chalan Pago-Ordot 

  • Dededo 

  • Inarajan (Inalåhan) 

  • Mangilao 

  • Merizo (Malesso’) 

  • Mongmong-Toto-Maite 

  • Piti

  • Sinajana 

  • Santa Rita (Sånta Rita-Sumai) 

  • Tamuning 

  • Talofofo (Talo’fo’fo) 

  • Umatac (Humåtak) 

  • Yona 


Now that local mayors have signed off on debris removal in these 17 villages, USACE asks that any remaining debris including ineligible and hazardous waste be disposed of properly and not be set in the rights of way. 

Areas that have been cleared continue to see debris being dumped by residents. Any new debris remaining after an area has been completed will be the residents’ responsibility to dispose of. 

Certain forms of ineligible debris may be taken to one of the three Guam Solid Waste Authority residential transfer stations in Harmon, Hagåt and Malojloj. Transfer station operation hours are Thursday through Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A nominal fee is required for disposal of household trash. 

Residents are urged to dispose of their solid waste properly. Illegal dumping is a violation of Guam law. In accordance with 10 GCA §51115(b), illegal dumping is subject to fines of up to $1,000 per day, per violation, along with the cleanup cost associated with the violation. 


To view the Debris Mission Dashboard detailing current debris mission operations visit

Guam Debris Mission DR4715 - Dashboard (PUBLIC) (


For an FAQ answering common questions about the debris mission visit:

U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Debris Mission FAQ |


For more information on proper debris separation visit Debris Removal Guidelines for Residential Property (


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