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Posted on: December 16, 2019

"Last Pass" for Debris Collection is December 31st

Debris Removal Update

In order for the City’s debris removal contractor, Crowder Gulf, to complete the “Last Pass” of the City, we are asking for citizens to place any hurricane-generated debris they may still have by the curbside by December 31, 2019.

Additionally, the City’s Solid Waste team is also working to resume the yard trash collection schedule used prior to Hurricane Michael; however, it is currently taking City crews about four weeks to make their way across the entire City.

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 has been able to collect. 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. Construction debris and large volumes of trash placed in the right-of-way may incur additional fees. 

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

Crowder Gulf is currently working on the third and final batch of residential debris applications submitted to the Private Property Debris Removal (PPDR) Program. Commercial debris and demolition applications are still being reviewed by FEMA. Crowder Gulf is notifying applicants prior to beginning work on their properties.

We appreciate your patience as we help wrap up the largest natural disaster debris clean-up initiative in our nation’s history.

If you have any questions, please call our Solid Waste team at (850) 872-3172.

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