Sarasota, FL: As part of the ongoing Hurricane Irma recovery efforts, contractors for the City of Sarasota will begin debris collection and removal on Monday, September 18th. Unlike regular yard waste pick up, there will be no specific scheduled days for storm debris collection. Residents are encouraged to place the material curbside as soon as possible. Standard yard waste rules are suspended for Hurricane Irma storm debris. To ensure debris is collected, Residents are asked to follow these rules: • Place vegetative debris at least 3 to 5 feet away from mailboxes, water meters, street signs, light poles and fire hydrants. This will provide adequate room for heavy machinery to pick up debris.
• Do not place debris in the street or on top of storm drains.
• Do not mix household waste, bulk waste or recyclables with storm debris.
• Do not bag vegetative storm debris or place in a container. Bagged debris will be picked up; however, it may not occur during the first collection cycle.
All debris must be placed at the curb in the public right-of-way. It is the homeowner’s responsibility to bring the debris to the curb and properly separate it. At this time, debris removal crews will not enter onto private property to collect or remove debris.
The City appreciate residents’ cooperation to help make this debris removal operation proceed smoothly and ensure that the community recovers as quickly as possible.