MONROE COUNTY, FL – Today, Monroe County’s hurricane debris contractor DRC Environmental Services began the final pass for Duck Key, Conch Key and the City of Layton. Crews are staring on Duck Key and moving to the other areas. The delay in the final pass in these areas was due to the difficulty of securing a nearby temporary debris management site.
The contractor will be using a section of the Florida Department of Transportation’s right of way along U.S. 1 at Mile Marker 61 for the temporary debris management site for Duck Key, Conch Key and Layton.
This debris management site is not a dumping site and it remains illegal for anyone to dump debris anywhere along U.S. 1 in the Florida Keys.
DRC is continuing to work on their initial pass in the Mile Marker 16 to 40 area with 17 self-loading trucks collecting construction and demolition debris, white goods (large appliances) and vegetative debris from County roads. The progress to date is as follows:
As of Dec. 12, 2017, DRC has collected 150,996 cubic yards of construction and demolition hurricane debris and another 99,668 cubic yards of vegetative debris. Work is ongoing in this area and will continue until hurricane debris collection is completed.
This brings the total of hurricane debris removed from County roads by County contractors to 671,437 cubic yards.
FDOT’s contractor also collected 469,185 yards from County roads for a total of 1.14 million cubic yards removed from County roads.
Monroe County’s hurricane debris contractor Ashbritt has completed hauling to the mainland the debris it collected in Key Largo and Tavernier and staged at Rowell’s Waterfront Park in Key Largo, Key Largo Community Park and the Cemex property in Tavernier.