COUNTY, FL – Monroe
County’s Hurricane Irma debris removal contractor Ashbritt Environmental has completed
first passes on more than 90 percent of the County roads in its County service
area and will begin the final sweep on Oct. 29.
area includes all County roads from Mile Marker 91 in Tavernier to the county
line in Key Largo, and from MM 5 on Stock Island to MM 15 on Baypoint.
Department of Transportation’s hurricane debris removal contractors, who are
assisting Monroe County, will finish its passes in Layton, Conch Key and Duck
Key by the end of the week. A final sweep of those areas also will begin on
free pickup, residents must bring all their hurricane debris to the County
right of way (curbside) by the evening of Oct. 28.
After the final sweep is completed, residents in these service areas will need
to make individual arrangements for the removal of all materials not collected
as part of the hurricane debris collection.
Environmental will complete first pass collections in its service areas in the
next few days. It already has begun second passes of some areas.
Hurricane debris should not be put in plastic garbage bags. Any items in
garbage bags must be separated from the hurricane debris and put in regular
garbage bins for collection. Piles that contain any garbage bags will not be picked
been no deadline set yet for hurricane debris collection from MM 40 go MM 16.
This was the area hardest hit by Hurricane Irma and will take longer to collect
all the debris.
follow all of these County hurricane debris removal requirements:
Stack hurricane related debris on the county right of way (road
shoulder) in front of homes. It must not block the road or driveways.
Do not put debris on vacant lots of other property. It will not be
Separate into five groups: vegetative debris, seaweed, household
appliances, non-vegetative debris and household hazardous waste, which includes
paints, cleaners, etc. (It is recommended you bring your household hazardous
waste to one of the County’s three transfer stations).
Hurricane debris needs to be separate from regular household
trash. Contents of refrigerators should be thrown out in regular trash. This
gets picked up by regular garbage collection.
In the areas that have vacuum sewers in Key Largo and Tavernier,
make sure not to stack debris near sewer system breathers, which are not in the
right of way. In the Upper Keys they look like small concrete pillars.
Debris also should be kept away from fire hydrants and utility poles.
that are not eligible for free pick up by hurricane debris
contractor include: cars, trucks, motor homes, motor
cycles, trailers, boats or other watercraft and car parts like tires.