Williams, along with many other residents had debris left over from Irene. All this had been sitting outside their homes for about a week.
"It's a relief. That's the only relief we have in all this, is having all this stuff gone," said Williams regarding the leftover storm garbage.
Williams says he was one of the lucky ones with the amount of things lost in the storm. He lost around a $1000 worth of odds and ends, but all items that could be replaced.
"You know pictures and childhood memories and things like that; that's stuff that is irreplaceable. Basically anything that is just memories," said Williams about special items that residents may have lost.
"The the hardest thing that can never be replaced is our old video tapes of our family and our pictures," said Janet Small, a resident in Whitesboro who lost irreplaceable belongings.
Small said she experienced a storm in the village back in April, and thought after that damage, she would be prepared if anything else came her way in the future. Everything in her basement was on top of plastic containers above the water.
The clean-up started Tuesday morning and residents are seeing the progress being made throughout the community.
"Little by little it's disappearing and the village is gonna take care of all of our trash," said Small.
Mayor of The Village of Whitesboro, Brenda Gilberti, says DPW started clean-up on Gardner St., but will not be able to finish the work in one day.
They plan to continue throughout the entire week to clean up the memories and personal possessions washed away by Irene.