Regular collection schedules for recycling, garbage and yard waste has
resumed in unincorporated Monroe County. This includes all areas that are
accessible by collection trucks.
Please make sure recycling put in bins is not contaminated
with hurricane debris.
No hazardous waste/electronic waste items should be put
outside if possible. These items should be taken to any of the County’s three
transfer stations. At this time, hazardous waste collection is accepted during
all transfer station hours, which are Monday – Saturday, 8 am. to 3:30 p.m.
At this time, Monroe County homeowners or renters also can bring their
hurricane debris to the transfer stations free of charge. This includes white
goods, construction debris and yard waste.
HURRICANE DEBRIS COLLECTION UPDATE MM 16 to 28
The last day to put eligible hurricane debris on County and private roads in the Mile Marker 16 to 28 area (Lower Sugarloaf Key through Middle Torch Key) is Sunday, Jan. 14.
The final pass in this area will begin Monday, Jan. 15 and continue for several weeks until the debris has been collected. Leading up to the final pass start date, collection will continue in this area.
County public works crews will also perform a final pass on private roads in this area, moving any additional debris from the private road to the closest County right of way for collection by the County’s contractor. It is not necessary for residents on private roads to call to request a pick up.
HURRICANE DEBRIS COLLECTION UPDATE MM 28 to 40
In the very hardest hit areas of Little Torch Key, Big Pine Key and No Name Key (MM 28 to MM 40), a final date to put debris on County and private roads has not been set. Collections are continuing in these areas.
HURRICANE DEBRIS COLLECTION UPDATE U.S. 1
It remains illegal to put debris anywhere along U.S. 1 in the Keys – this includes between MM 16 and 40. The Florida Department of Transportation's contractors are currently conducting a final pass along U.S. 1 in the Keys.
HURRICANE DEBRIS COLLECTION FOR REST OF UNINCORPORATED MONROE COUNTY
The final pass on County roads is almost complete on Duck Key. The contractors will move next week to Conch Key and City of Layton to conduct the final pass.
In Key Largo and Tavernier, the final pass has been completed.
NOTE: Residents should follow all County hurricane debris removal requirements:
Stack hurricane related debris on the county right of way (road shoulder) in front of homes or on private road right of way in front of your home. It must not block the road or driveways.
Do not put debris on vacant lots or other property. It will not be picked up.
Separate into five groups as best you can: 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.
Debris also should be kept away from fire hydrants and utility poles.
Avoid putting debris in plastic garbage bags on the right of way. If debris is put in garbage bags, it should be put in regular garbage bins for collection. Piles that contain any garbage bags may not be picked up.
Solid Waste Collection & Recycling