Irma debris collection to begin next week

By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness News
September 12, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Leon County Emergency Management has announced storm-related debris collection will begin the week of Monday, September 18 and will continue until all storm-related debris is picked up.

LCEM reminds Leon County citizens of the following for cleaning up:

  • All debris for collection should be placed curbside between the sidewalk or property line and the curb
  • Debris should be separated at the curb from vegetative, construction and demolition, appliances and white goods, electronics and household hazardous waste
  • Be careful and safe when moving large, bulky storm-related debris to the curb
  • Debris removal trucks will not pick up household garbage; Waste Pro will continue to collect trash and recycling as usual
  • Do not stack or lean debris against sprinkler heads, meters, poles, trees, backflows and other structures

    For further information on how best to organize debris and how to safely place materials at the curb, click here.

    The Leon County Rural Waste Service Centers and the Solid Waste Management Waste Facility will be open free of charge for all Leon County citizens as they continue to remove debris.

    The centers and the Solid Waste Management Facility will be open during their normal hours of operation: the centers will be open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and the Solid Waste Management Facility will be open Monday through Saturday.

    For more information, visit www.LeonCountyFL.gov/SolidWaste or call Leon County Solid Waste Management at (850) 606-1800.

    Gadsden County Public Works will also collect storm-related debris beginning the week of Monday, September 18. The County says citizens can leave debris such as tree limbs along the right-of-way and it will be picked up.

    Pickup dates are:

  • 9/18/17-9/21/17: Districts 1, 2, & 5
  • 9/25/17-9/28/17: Districts 3 & 4



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