Residents in cities and counties across Tampa Bay heeded the call to place storm debris on the curbs of their homes. But now, some are worrying the debris still hasn’t been collected.
Across Tampa Bay, government agencies are updating information on debris collection, rescheduled trash pickup and guidelines on how to handle the debris from Hurricane Irma.
Be sure to check what your service provided or local government requires.
- Debris should be put by the curb for pick up. Solid Waste will pick it up when they can on people’s regular trash, recycling and yard waste pick-up day. Do not put debris into the roadways or near fire hydrants.
- Normal trash and curbside recycling has resumed.
- For trees downed in city right of ways, citizens should call (727) 562-4800 or email Michele.firstname.lastname@example.org
- For updates or news, visit Clearwater’s website.
PINELLAS PARK: The City of Pinellas Park is asking residents to place vegetative debris curbside and debris pickup started on Sept. 18. There will be no need to bundle or tie debris. The city is currently putting together a plan to remove storm-related debris as quickly as possible. Building materials and vegetative debris must be separated. Do not put debris in street or gutters.
- Waste Management Transfer Brush Site is open for vegetative debris drop off – proof of residency required
- City of Pinellas Park opened three brush site locations for residents only this Thurs ( 8 a.m.-8 p.m.), Friday(8 a.m.-8 p.m.), Saturday ( 8 a.m.-8 p.m.) and Sunday ( Noon-6 p.m.) – locations are:
- Broderick Park – 6101 66th Ave N, Pinellas Park, FL 33781
- Pinebrook Park – 7202 118th Ave N, Largo, FL 33773
- 78th Ave and 60th Street (Northwest corner next to courts)
For more information, visit Pinellas Park’s Post-Storm Updates.
ST. PETERSBURG: Normal trash pickup resumed Sept. 14. Power has been restored at the private company that processes the recyclable material for the City’s Residential Recycling program. Regular residential collection resumed Sept. 18, in Zone A1.
Here are some guidelines about cleaning up storm debris on your property:
- Place storm related brush in neat manageable piles behind the curb. Do not place material in front of the curb or in/near the alley.
- Please clean up any additional debris in the road in front of your property so that it will not be washed into the Stormwater system and create blockages.
- Please do not place piles too close to the garbage cans, poles, fire hydrants, or gas lines. Piles should be as accessible as possible.
- Do not mix brush with other items. For example, if you have vegetation and pieces of a fence that need to be removed, please keep them in separate piles.
- Leaves should be piled neatly for ease of pickup. They should not be bagged.
- For those that have a small amount of debris or want to get rid of it quickly, the brush sites will be open for extended hours. You can drop off recyclables at the brush sites, but items must be separated and deposited into separated bins, unlike with the residential program. They will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. until Sunday, September 24. After that, the brush sites will resume their normal hours of Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m, and Saturday-Sunday 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Brush site locations and hours available at stpete.org/brushsites. Extra staff will be on hand to assist citizens, and will be verifying residency information.
For more information, visit St. Petersburg’s Sanitation & Debris Collection page.
SARASOTA: Residents are urged to place storm debris at the curb away from mailboxes, fire hydrants, light poles etc. Please do not mix storm debris with other waste. For more information please contact Arwood Waste, email@example.com