County officials have announced that there will be a special debris pickup Saturday for residents of the Pleasant Valley and Country Club Manor neighborhoods in western Fairfax that were hit by a tornado this past Friday.

Officials ask residents to put their debris at curbside by 7 a.m., when the pickup begins.

Construction debris should be separated from brush and tree debris. Materials should be placed at the curb in an accessible location away from obstructions such as parked cars and fire hydrants, officials said. Avoid placement of materials under overhead wires.

Small amounts of material may also be put out along with the normal trash collection. Follow the usual guidelines provided by your trash hauler by preparing tree limbs and yard debris.

Residents can also haul their own trash, debris and recyclables to the Interstate 66 Transfer Station, 4618 West Ox Rd., or the Interstate 95 Landfill, 9850 Furnace Rd., Lorton. Disposal fees are charged.

The county has already provided one pickup in the Pleasant Valley and Country Club Manor areas, removing about 140 tons of debris.

For more information, call the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services at 703-324-5230 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency/pleasantvalley.

-- STEPHEN C. FEHR

Jim and Barbara Helper's Chantilly home was torn up by the tornado Friday. Help in disposing of debris is coming for some neighborhoods.