For Immediate Release: September 22, 2017
Contact: Kate Flexter, Communications Specialist 941-928-3988
Sarasota, FL: Contractors are simultaneously working in several different areas of the city collecting storm debris. City crews are providing additional support in the process.
“We’re relying on residents to assist with recovery and properly prepare their debris,” said Doug Jeffcoat, Public Works Director.
Residents are asked to follow these rules for storm debris collection:
- Place vegetative debris at least 3 to 5 feet away from mailboxes, water meters, street signs, light poles, fire hydrants and trees. This will provide adequate room for heavy machinery to pick up debris.
- Do not place debris in the street or on top of storm drains.
- Do not park vehicles in front of debris.
- Do not mix household waste, bulk waste or recyclables with storm debris.
- Do not bag debris or place in a container. Bagged debris will be picked up; however, it may not occur during the first collection cycle.
Contractors are also removing downed or leaning trees from public rights of way, but will NOT go onto private property.
Residents can also bring storm debris to the Sarasota County landfill. All fees are waived through Sept. 30. For more information visit: https://www.scgov.net/government/irma-storm-debris
For a list of storm debris Frequently Asked Questions, click here.
A Hurricane Irma Debris Removal hotline also has been established: 855-428-4526.
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