Monroe County’s and DOT’s contractors have combined to remove 1,102,751 cubic yards of hurricane debris and more than 5,300 white goods (appliances) in unincorporated Monroe County, Layton and along the Overseas Highway.
Here is the status of storm debris removal by area:
Mile Marker 16 to Mile Marker 40:
Monroe County is finalizing an agreement with a new contractor, DRC Emergency Services, to complete the collection of hurricane debris from MM 16 to MM 40. The company already has begun mobilizing equipment and personnel and is close to securing debris management sites. Collections on County Roads in this area are expected to resume within a few days.
DOT’s contractors stopped collecting hurricane debris from County roads and along U.S. 1 at the end of last week. These contractors are now working to haul out of the Keys all the collected debris that has been staged at temporary debris management sites in the Keys.
Reminder: Items that are not eligible for free storm debris pickup by contracted haulers include cars, trucks, motor homes, motorcycles, trailers, boats, watercraft and car parts like tires. People should make their own disposal arrangement for these items.
Mile Marker 5 on Stock Island to Mile Marker 15 on Bay Point:
The final debris collection pass of all County roads from MM 5 to MM 15 was completed on Wednesday, Nov. 1. County staff drove the County roads the next day to confirm all eligible hurricane debris was collected.
Residents in this area now are responsible for removal of their hurricane debris removal. At this time, residential hurricane debris can be taken to any of the County’s three transfer stations for free disposal by County residential customers.
You also can contact this area’s solid waste company for a pickup. The company is Waste Management, 305-296-8297. Fees might be charged.
Dumping debris along U.S. 1 is not permitted.
Key Largo and Tavernier:
Final debris collection passes are in progress on County roads in Key Largo and Tavernier and will take a few more days to complete. The deadline to put hurricane debris on the County right-of-way in this area was Oct. 28 for guaranteed free pickup.
Once the final sweep is completed in Key Largo and Tavernier, residents are responsible for removal of their hurricane debris. At this time, residential hurricane debris can be taken to any of the County’s three transfer stations for free disposal by County residential customers.
Residents of Key Largo and Tavernier also can contact their solid waste company for a pickup. The company is Keys Sanitary Services, 305-451-2025. Fees might be charged.
Conch Key, Duck Key and Layton:
The final debris collection pass has not yet begun on Conch Key, Duck Key and Layton, but is expected to begin within a few days when the County’s new hurricane debris removal contractor DRC Emergency Services operational.