Posted on: November 9, 2017

Hurricane Irma debris Final Push


The first collection of storm debris is almost complete throughout the County. 

Please have all Hurricane Irma related storm debris (vegetation and building material) placed in an accessible location of the nearest public road right-of-way prior to Monday, November 13, 2017. The collection crews and monitoring company will be clearing each roadway as a final pass after that date. Any material placed in the right of way after the collection day beyond that date will not be collected as part of the Storm Debris Program. Residents must dispose of the material as part of the normal garbage collection program once the right-of-way is cleared. 

Please also note:

•It is estimated the final pickup will last until December 15th, 2017. 

•Vegetation and building materials will continue to be collected separately and may occur on different days. 

•Do not place storm debris in bags. Bags are not allowed in the vegetation debris and vegetation is not allowed in the C&D landfill pile. 

•Try to avoid placing material under power lines, trees, or near any other structures such as telephone boxes, mailboxes, fences, or drainage facilities. 

•Material must be along public road right-of-way unless they are in approved private community right-of-way. The program will not pick up from roads/driveways on private property or easements. Residents on private road easements are responsible for bringing their material to the public roadway for collection. 

•At this time, the County is not authorized to collect debris on State or US roadways (FDOT). 

•Only debris from residential or public areas is eligible for collection. Commercial properties are responsible for the arrangement of their own debris removal. 

•Please report any illegal dumping or dumping by commercial contractors of debris not originating from an adjacent property in the right-of-way. Report these activities to local law enforcement officials immediately. 

•This program is for Hurricane Irma Storm Debris only. Material that is not considered storm debris is not included. 

•This program must adhere to FEMA requirements to be eligible for reimbursement of expenses. 

•Please remember to keep a safe distance from the collection vehicles while stopped collecting and while driving. 

We appreciate residents complying with these requests as this will help speed up the collection efforts and help restore our community back to the wonderful place we all know and love!

If you have any questions, please call the engineering office at 402-6877. 

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