COUNTY, FL – If you
live in Key Largo, Tavernier, Conch Key, Duck Key, Layton or between Mile
Marker 5 on Stock Island and Mile Marker 15 on Baypoint, you must put your
hurricane debris on the County right of way (curbside) by the evening of
Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 to be guaranteed free pickup.
of those areas begin Sunday, Oct. 29.
After the completion of the final sweeps, which will take a few days,
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
areas, Monroe County’s Hurricane Irma debris removal contractor AshBritt
Environmental has removed 338,249 cubic yards of hurricane debris (in 10,681
truckloads) and 4,664 white goods (appliances) from County roads. The Florida
Department of Transportation has removed additional debris along U.S. 1 in
deadline has been set yet for the area between MM 15 and MM 40. This was the
area hardest hit by Hurricane Irma and will take longer to collect all the
debris. FDOT has been assisting Monroe County with debris removal, and is
handling collection of debris on County roads in this area.
FDOT has removed a total of 497,900 cubic yards of debris in the Keys. This
includes 314,351 cubic yards that have been hauled from neighborhoods and the
Overseas Highway between MM 15 and MM 40.
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
should 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
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.
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