IRMA: Hurricane Irma storm debris pickup

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 4:22 PM EDT

What to do for storm debris pickup:

Residents are asked to place any storm-generated debris on the public right-of-way for collection. The public right-of-way is the area of residential property that extends from the street to the sidewalk, ditch, utility pole or easement.

Residents are urged to separate the debris as follows:

  • VEGETATIVE DEBRIS (whole trees, tree stumps, tree branches, tree trunks and other leafy material)
  • CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION DEBRIS (damaged components of buildings and structures, such as lumber and wood, wall board, glass, metal, roofing materials, tile, furnishings, and fixtures)
  • HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE (materials that are ignitable, reactive, toxic or corrosive, such as paints, cleaners, pesticides, etc.)
  • WHITE GOODS (refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, heat pumps, ovens, ranges, washing machines, clothes dryers and water heaters)
  • ELECTRONIC WASTE (computers, televisions, office electronic equipment, etc.)
  • Only loose debris will be collected, bagged debris should not be placed on the public right-of-way
Do not place debris near a water meter vault, fire hydrant or any other above-ground utility. Only debris placed on the public right-of-way will be eligible for collection until further notice.
Residents are asked to take the following steps to make the debris removal process easier:
  • Sort debris by type and place in separate piles
  • Do not stack debris against trees, poles, fire hydrants and storm drains
  • Do not place debris on sidewalks or farther back than 10-feet beyond the curb
  • Do not use plastic bags when placing your debris curbside

Residents may dispose of clean sandbags by spreading sand on their lawns or landscaping beds, or to keep them for possible future events. If your sandbags have come into contact with water, please do not dispose of them in your regular trash, but they can be taken to the County landfill for free so that the sand may be recovered for future county projects.

Here is a list of when your county/city will begin storm debris pickup and what to do with it. 

(Hillsborough County)

Hillsborough County has posted a map dividing the county into zone and specifying when collection would be completed based on zone. Click HERE to view the map.

(City of Largo)

Debris removal contractors will begin removal on roads maintained by City of Largo on Thursday, Sept. 14. Residential storm debris collection will begin Monday, Sept. 18. 

(Tarpon Springs)

Waste Management residential garbage pickup will resume on Thursday, Sept. 14. Storm debris collection will mobilize beginning Monday, Sept. 18. Yard waste facility closed due to power outage. Commerical garbage pickup resumes Wednesday, Sept. 13.

(Manatee County)

Garbage will be collected by haulers on a normal schedule beginning Monday, Sept. 18. Yard waste collections will be suspended until the vegetative storm debris has been collected.

(Citrus County)

Citrus County’s storm debris contractor will commence the first of two roadside pickups of storm related VEGETATIVE ONLY debris on Monday, October 2. The storm debris will be collected from every publicly accessible county road within Citrus County, as long as debris is not mixed and the debris is placed where it can be mechanically collected. Keep curbside debris from obstructing the view of motorists, away from fire hydrants and any signage.

(Pasco County)

Pasco County Utilities, Solid Waste and Resource Recovery Department, will begin debris removal starting the week of Monday, September 18, 2017.

(City of Bradenton)

The City of Bradenton debris management and monitoring contractors are being deployed Tuesday, Sept. 12 to begin the storm debris cleanup process, with debris pick up expected to begin next week.

(City of St. Petersburg)

City crews are working to collect debris from neighborhoods over the next week. Residents should place tree limbs behind the curb, off the street, and in front of the house. Do not mix-in other storm debris with vegetation.