County Nears Completion of Storm Debris Collection
Hillsborough County, Fla. (November 2, 2017) - With the help of residents, contractors, and Public Works staff, Hillsborough County has nearly reached its goal of collecting the remaining storm debris left by Hurricane Irma. County crews and contractors have worked seven days a week since Sept. 18 to remove more than 460,000 cubic yards of vegetative debris along nearly 4,400 miles of roadway. With completion near, the County is encouraging residents still needing debris pickup to register for collection by Nov. 13.
Residents with larger pieces of Irma-related vegetative debris (stumps, logs, limbs, etc.) that are over two cubic yards and that were either missed or brought to the curb or right of way after collection must notify Hillsborough County by Monday, Nov. 13 in order to receive free collection. Residents can notify the County of any remaining large debris piles by:
- Calling Solid Waste Customer Service at (813) 272-5680
- Emailing DebrisRemoval@HCFLGov.net
- Completing an online Trash & Recycling service request through At Your Service
When registering, residents will need to provide contact information, address of where the remaining debris is located in the right of way, and a description of the storm debris so that the County can dispatch the appropriate equipment for collection. Routine tree trimmings and non-storm-related debris are not eligible for collection.
All remaining vegetative storm debris must be placed on the right of way in front of the impacted residential property by Nov. 13. Any storm debris placed on the right of way after this date will not be collected. All remaining storm debris is expected to be collected by Nov. 22.
Yard debris that is two cubic yards or less meets the collection specifications of yard waste haulers, and should be placed at the curb for collection by residents' weekly yard waste providers. Leaves and small twigs should be placed in bags or containers. Each container cannot exceed fifty pounds. Limbs and branches should be less than four feet long and six inches in diameter, and placed at the right of way in neat stacks. Yard waste must be placed within ten feet of the curb. Piles of leaves and twigs will not be collected. If bagged yard waste is not picked up during regular weekly yard waste service, residents can report a missed collection at (813) 272-5680.
Residents can also dispose of yard debris at one of the County's three yard waste collection sites listed below, Monday through Saturday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Residents must show a valid Florida driver's license in order to use the free disposal sites.
- Falkenburg Road - 346 N. Falkenburg Road in Tampa
- Northwest County - 8001 W. Linebaugh Ave. in Tampa
- South County - 13000 U.S. Highway 41 in Gibsonton
For more information on storm debris collection, visit HCFLGov.net/StormDebris. Solid Waste customer service representatives are available to assist residents at (813) 272-5680 or through At Your Service.