Monroe County’s and DOT’s contractors have combined to remove 1,102,751 cubic yards of hurricane debris and more than 5,300 white goods (appliances) in unincorporated Monroe County, Layton and along the Overseas Highway.
Here is the status of storm debris removal by area:
Mile Markers 16 to 40:
Monroe County is finalizing an agreement with a new contractor, DRC Emergency Services, to complete the collection of hurricane debris from MMs 16 to 40. The company already has begun mobilizing equipment and personnel, and is close to securing debris management sites. Collection on county roads in this area is expected to resume within a few days.
DOT’s contractors stopped collecting hurricane debris from county roads and along U.S. Highway 1 at the end of last week. Those contractors are now working to haul out of the Keys the collected debris that has been staged at temporary debris management sites.
Reminder: Items that are not eligible for free storm debris pickup by contracted haulers include cars, trucks, motor homes, motorcycles, trailers, boats, watercraft and car parts like tires. People should make their own disposal arrangement for those items.
MM 5 on Stock Island to MM 15 on Bay Point:
The final debris collection pass of all county roads from MMs 5 to 15 was completed Wednesday, Nov. 1. County staff drove the county roads the next day to confirm all eligible hurricane debris had been collected.
Residents in that area now are responsible for removal of their hurricane debris. At this time, residential hurricane debris can be taken to any of the county’s three transfer stations for free disposal by county residents.
Residents also can contact the area’s solid waste company for a pickup. The company is Waste Management, 305-296-8297. Fees might be charged.
Dumping debris along U.S. 1 is not permitted.
Key Largo and Tavernier:
Final debris collection passes are in progress on county roads in Key Largo and Tavernier, and will take a few more days to complete. The deadline to put hurricane debris on the county right-of-way in this area was Oct. 28 for guaranteed free pickup.
Once the final sweep is completed in Key Largo and Tavernier, residents are responsible for removal of their hurricane debris. At this time, residential hurricane debris can be taken to any of the county’s three transfer stations for free disposal.
Residents of Key Largo and Tavernier also can contact their solid waste company for a pickup. The company is Keys Sanitary Services, 305-451-2025. Fees might be charged.
Conch Key, Duck Key and Layton:
The final debris collection pass has not yet begun on Conch Key, Duck Key and Layton, but is expected to begin within a few days when the county’s new hurricane debris removal contractor, DRC Emergency Services, is operational.