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What to do to get rid of your storm debris

Posted at 11:58 AM, Jan 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-17 12:08:44-05

People are reminded to pile all storm related yard debris curbside.  Yard waste must be kept separate from structural debris, bulky items, recycling or household trash/garbage. Leaves and other light yard waste (twigs, pine cones, etc.) may be placed in paper bags or in 45 gallon personal containers to prevent them from being windblown.  

There will be no special collection of horticultural debris related to the storm.  Residents are advised that trees located on private property are the responsibility of the property owner.

Horticultural debris – yard waste – must be properly prepared for collection:

•   Limbs and large branches need to be removed by the property owner or landscape contractor and taken to the landfill or area recycling center.

•   Branches no larger than 4 inches in diameter may be cut to lengths no longer than 4 foot and bundled with spring or similar into bundles weighing no more than 50 pounds.

•    Leaves and smaller items of landscape debris should be placed into paper sacks (NO PLASTIC BAGS WILL BE ACCEPTED) or 45 gallon personal containers.

•    Up to 10 bundles, paper bags or 45 gallon personal containers of debris will be collected each week on the customer’s normal recycle day, placed curbside alongside their recycle container. Example: 3 bundles, 5 paper sacks and 2 - 45 gallon personal containers. Where there are more than 10 items only 10 should be placed curbside in any one week.

For questions or information regarding the disposal of horticultural debris (yard waste), call Public Utilities and Customer Service at 239-252-2380.

From Collier County Government