Piles of garbage, debris left behind by Sandy

Even more debris and trash is expected to

Even more debris and trash is expected to come from waterlogged homes.

EDISON - Damaged trees, limbs and debris from what was once people's houses are piling up in communities ravaged by Sandy.

Much of the non-vegetative waste ends up in landfills. The massive pileup is forcing companies like the Middlesex County Utility Authority to expand hours to handle the massive increase.

MCUA normally receives about 200 trucks a day. But since the storm, they have seen an uptick of close to 300, seeing more than 350 on some of their busiest days.

Weekly, they are seeing 16,000 tons of debris and waste as compared to a normal average of about 9,000 per week.

Authorities with MCUA expect another major wave of waste once trucks begin to haul in construction debris ripped out of waterlogged homes.

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