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Posted on: March 12, 2019

"Last Pass" for Debris Collection Underway

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The City of Panama City has made significant progress toward completing the last pass for debris collection, which began on Wednesday, July 10th. The City’s debris removal contractor, Crowder Gulf, has cleared almost half of the City’s streets.

The City’s trash trucks are also running. It is currently taking several weeks for the trucks to make their way across the City so they are not following the schedule used prior to Hurricane Michael.

Please be mindful when placing trash by the road for pick-up. The City’s trash trucks are not equipped to pick up the larger debris that Crowder Gulf is able to. As a reminder, items eligible for trash pick-up include yard debris, grass, leaves, tree limbs shorter than four (4) feet in length and four (4) inches in diameter and limited amounts of appliances, furniture, and toys.

The City does not collect trash from or generated by private contractors, including landscapers, tree surgeons and general contractors. It is unlawful for these contractors to place debris at the curb for city collection.

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The City of Panama City’s debris removal contractor, Crowder Gulf, begun the “Last Pass” to pick up debris generated by Hurricane Michael on July 10, 2019. The effort to collect all remaining debris within city limits is expected to take about four weeks.

Panama City Residents may still place trash by the roadside for pick-up. Trash includes yard debris, grass, leaves, tree limbs not exceeding four (4) feet in length and four (4) inches in diameter as well as limited amounts of appliances, furniture, and toys.

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The “Last Pass” for Hurricane Michael debris collection will begin on July 10, 2019 for residents of the City of Panama City.

The City initially planned to begin the last pass on May 10, 2019 but has extended the date due to a continued need within the City.

Residents are asked to place all hurricane-generated debris by the roadside by July 10th. The effort to collect all of the remaining debris is expected to take up to four weeks.

Only storm-generated debris should be placed in the right of way. Storm-generated debris includes tree limbs, logs, and branches; loose construction materials created by the storm event; items inside the residence destroyed by the storm; broken glass; and wallboard, carpet, and other building materials damaged by the storm.

Contractors assisting with the demolition, reconstruction, repair, or removal of items from a residence are required to make arrangements for disposal of items from the property. Contractors are not permitted to dispose of debris on the right of way and should haul the debris to a landfill.

Property owners who need assistance removing debris such as trees and damaged sheds from their properties are encouraged to register for the City’s Private Property Debris Removal (PPDR) Program. Property owners may register for the program at one of the City’s two full-service registration locations. Registration is open through July 10, 2019. More information, please visit the information page.

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