When will the city begin collecting debris?

Solid waste trash pickup will resume its regular schedule, starting the week of October 3.   Recycling collection remains suspended until otherwise notified.

Storm yard debris collection has already started in residential areas most heavily impacted by Hurricane Ian.   Place yard debris curbside to allow easy access for pickup by city crews.  Debris should be placed no more than 10 feet away from the curb.  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.

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1. My house flooded – where do I begin?
2. Do I contact the city to report damage to my home?
3. How and when can I get assistance for damages?
4. Will I be able to speak to someone in person?
5. Is there assistance available if I’m not insured?
6. When will the city begin collecting debris?
7. How do I dispose of sandbags?
8. What can I do in the future to protect my home from flood damage?
9. Can I use water for laundry and showering?
10. What can be done to stop people from driving fast through high water which creates a wake that pushes into my house?
11. What can be done to control scavenging?
12. Can I get this list in print format?