Oct. 28 was the deadline to put hurricane debris on the county right of way for guaranteed free pickup. Final sweeps will take several days to complete.
All hurricane debris put out by the Oct. 28 deadline in those areas will be collected. Residents who put hurricane debris on the county right of way (curbside) after that deadline — and it was not collected — must contact the solid waste company in their area to collect it. Fees might be charged. To find out who your solid waste company is, and for contact numbers, go to the county website: http://www.monroecounty-fl.gov/index.aspx?NID=69.
At this time, residential hurricane debris can be taken to any of the county’s three transfer stations by residential customers for free disposal.
If you are a resident who lives in Key Largo, Tavernier, Conch Key, Duck Key, Layton or between MM 5 and MM 15, do not dump hurricane debris along U.S. Highway 1 now. It could be considered illegal dumping.
It is illegal to dump hurricane debris on vacant lots that you don’t own.
Collection Continues in Hardest-Hit Areas from MM 16 to MM 40
In the hardest-hit areas of the Keys, between MM 16 and MM 40, debris collection is continuing as quickly as possible. No dates for final sweeps have been set yet. To date, more than 445,000 cubic yards have been collected in this area alone.
Regular garbage and yard waste collection also has resumed.
At this time, residential hurricane debris in this area also can be taken to any of the county’s three transfer stations by County residential customers for free disposal.