JIC Recovery Release No. 72 - D-SNAP Updates; Disaster Debris Sites and Green Waste Sites Update


JIC Recovery Release No. 72 - D-SNAP Updates; Disaster Debris Sites and Green Waste Sites Update

D-SNAP Updates:

The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) is informing the public that D-SNAP applicants who received their EBT card may receive a call from DPHSS.

During the call, applicants may be asked for information to ensure the completeness of their D-SNAP application. Such information may include items like their date of birth. Rest assured these calls are legitimate and are intended to ensure benefits are issued.

Please be aware that DPHSS will be calling using the numbers 671-300-8880 or 671-300-8882 during the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; these numbers will only be active during this time-period.

The community is reminded to complete the D-SNAP application form to the best of their ability, and to make sure to write their name, date of birth, and phone number. This ensures approved D-SNAP applicants receive their benefits in a timely manner. 

Due to a high volume of applicants, approved D-SNAP participants may see their benefits loaded into their EBT card within a week of issuance. 

Disaster Debris Sites and Green Waste Sites Update:

The Typhoon Mawar disaster debris disposal sites located at the old transfer station in Dededo and the former Tiyan carnival grounds in Barrigada will discontinue operations and close at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 3, 2023.

The disaster debris disposal site located at Ypao Point in Tamuning will continue operations from now through 6 p.m. Thursday, August 3, 2023. Ypao Point will be open for residential use on weekdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., and weekends from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ypao Point is operational on Tuesday, July 4 and open to residents from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

As a reminder, tires are not accepted at the disposal sites. Capacities for certain waste types will vary at each site. Residents are urged to dispose of household trash, compressed gas tanks/cylinders and solar panels at Ypao Point. 

The community is reminded to PROPERLY SECURE WASTE LOADS BEFORE traveling to any disposal site. To ensure efficient flow at each typhoon debris disposal site, the public is advised to PRE-SORT AND SEGREGATE waste prior to arrival at the sites. 

The following green waste transition sites will close at 6pm on Monday, July 3, 2023:

For Residents of:

Site Location


Paseo Stadium (Must be cleared by DPR to bring green waste to this site. Contact DPR at 671-475-6288)


Tiyan Carnival Grounds 

Mayor’s Office


DYA Cottage Home on Vicente Castro Street


U.O.G. Northern Farm, Wusstig Road Yigo 


Baseball field on Jose B. Sudo Street

The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) Division of Environmental Health (DEH) staff continues pesticide application to control mosquitoes and eliminate breeding sites, at the three disaster debris sites at the old transfer station in Dededo, the former Tiyan carnival grounds in Barrigada, and Ypao Point in Tamuning until June 30, 2023. While the sites will still be operational, for the safety of all, the community can expect limited access during those periods and are requested to remain patient and orderly while waiting during those times. 

Visit the following links for the latest information:


For more information, contact the Joint Information Center at (671) 478-0208/09/10.



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