Collier residents urged to get yard debris on curb

Posted at 2:29 PM, Sep 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-18 14:29:45-04

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- Residents are being asked to place all Hurricane Irma-related yard debris curbside in the right-of-way as soon as possible.

Officials say the right-of-way is the area of residential property that extends from the street to the sidewalk, ditch, utility pole or easement. 

Collier County government has these tips for yard waste:

  • Place storm-related yard waste in a separate pile.
  • Do not mix yard waste with household trash or construction/demolition debris.
  • Do NOT put yard waste in bags. Only loose debris will be collected.
  • Keep vegetative debris (woody burnable debris such as limbs, stumps and shrubbery) separated from construction and demolition debris, as it will be collected separately.
  • Only stumps that are fully extracted and placed on the right-of-way will be collected with the vegetative debris.
  • Do not put household hazardous waste (paints, solvents, etc.) on the right-of-way.
  • Do not mix normal yard waste with storm-related yard waste; only storm-related debris will be collected.

Residents are reminded to be careful of where they place debris piles. Do not stack or lean debris near or on trees, utility poles, or other structures, including fire hydrants, water meters, or backflow prevention devices as that makes removal difficult and could lead to property damage.

If you do not have a sidewalk, ditch or utility easement in front of your house, place the debris at the edge of your property before the curb.  Avoid blocking the road, driveways, sidewalks, mailboxes, water meters, fire hydrants and utility poles.
For more information, call Customer Service at (239) 252-2380.