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Hurricane Ian

Posted on: September 30, 2022

Storm yard debris collection begins tomorrow, Saturday, October 1

do make room for trucks don't block debris

Keep the roadways and access to debris clear to speed up recovery process

Storm yard debris collection begins tomorrow, Saturday, October 1 in residential areas most heavily impacted by Hurricane Ian. Residents are urged to place yard debris curbside to allow collection by city crews. Debris should be placed no more than 10 feet away from the curb, so that it can be reached by pickup crews and claw trucks.  Do not place debris under low hanging limbs, guide wires, and electrical and communication lines, or in the street where it can obstruct vehicular traffic, fire hydrants, mailboxes, and utility boxes. To expedite the recovery process, it is imperative to keep the roadway and access to the debris piles clear. If possible, avoid parking on the street, so debris removal trucks will have direct access.

Storm debris is only vegetative and not mixed with any other types of debris or garbage. Vegetative debris consists of tree stumps, branches, trunks and other leafy material. To speed up the collection process, it is recommended to bag debris and not place it the public right-of-way. Do not mix lumber, such as debris from docks or structures with vegetative debris, since mixed trash will not be picked up.

As a reminder, it is imperative to separate yard waste, construction/demolition, and white good debris when setting them curbside for pickup. For more information, visit the City’s website.

Questions about waste pickup and additional information may be directed to the city's Solid Waste Division at 904.825.1049, Monday-Friday, during normal business hours. Media inquiries should be directed to Melissa Wissel, Communications Director, at 904.293.3307 or via email at

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