Posted on October 12, 2017
Update: Hurricane Irma Storm Debris Removal, Collection Guidelines, and Frequently Asked Questions
As of October 10, 2017, the Town has collected over 165,000 cubic yards of storm-related debris from public and private communities. The Town’s goal is to have the first pass completed by October 30, 2017. The first pass refers to the collection of storm debris that poses a potential health, welfare, and safety hazard for the community and the Town. Please note the goal is fluid and may be impacted by weather, equipment, manpower, resources, and other factors.
Hurricane Irma Debris Collection Guidelines:
To expedite the storm debris collection, residents are urged to place storm debris on the swale, which generally is the first five (5) to ten (10) feet of property adjacent to the roadway. Please do not cover drainage structures or place debris near a water meter vault, fire hydrant, or any other above-ground utility.
Separating Your Storm Debris:
Tree debris (such as branches and tree trunks) – They should be cut into sections no longer than six (6) feet in length and piled neatly together.
Large landscaping materials - You should contact your local landscape company/contractor for assistance with cutting and bringing the larger landscaping material to the swale should you need help. Please ensure that any company that you hire is licensed and insured for your protection.
Bags of leaves and very small branches – These will not be picked up with the larger landscaping debris and should be placed in your trash container.
Other storm related non-landscaping debris (fencing, metal, etc.) – They should also be brought to the swale and placed in a pile separate from the landscaping vegetation.
Garbage or bagged materials - Under no circumstances should any garbage or bagged materials be mixed with the debris piles. They will not be picked up.
Regular bulk items - Please do not put regular bulk waste as part of the storm debris pickup as it will not be picked up.
Please do not park vehicles in the roadways as they will impede the ability for the large debris removal trucks to access the area for cleanup. Vehicles must be removed from the roadway to keep access points open, or they will be removed as necessary. Also, please do not place debris piles and garbage containers near trees, poles, mailboxes, fire hydrants, drains or other structures as this will make removal efforts difficult and cause damage to existing infrastructure.
Storm debris removal frequently asked questions and answers