It is now illegal to dump hurricane debris anywhere along U.S. Highway 1 in the Florida Keys or on any Monroe County road that has received a final pass for hurricane debris collection.
In unincorporated Monroe County, hurricane debris collection concluded in November on county roads from Stock Island (MM 4) to Baypoint (MM 15) and on county roads in Key Largo and Tavernier.
A final pass now is being conducted on Duck Key, and the contractor will proceed to Conch Key and the City of Layton shortly. No more debris should be put out on county roads or city streets in those areas.
Illegal dumping is a felony. Law enforcement is actively enforcing dumping laws in the Keys.
If you have put debris in front of your property on a county road that already has received a final pass, the debris will not be picked up by hurricane debris contractors.
That debris should be put into garbage cans or vegetative waste cans for regularly scheduled pickup by the county’s solid waste contractors. Or take the debris to one of the county’s three transfer stations for free disposal for county residents. It is not free for landscapers, construction companies and other commercial entities.
Hours: 8 am. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
• Cudjoe Key Transfer Station: MM 21.5, Overseas Highway at Blimp Road; 305-745-2513
• Long Key Transfer Station: MM 68, Overseas Highway; 305-664-2263
• Key Largo Transfer Station: 11100 County Road 905; 305-367-4236