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Zone 6 Brazilian Pepper pick-up scheduled for April 14-15

By Staff | Apr 7, 2011

In coordination with the City of Sanibel’s island-wide Brazilian Pepper Eradication Program and the City’s waste hauler, Veolia, a free curbside pickup for Brazilian pepper debris is scheduled for Thursday, April 14 and Friday, April 15 for all properties in Zone 6.

Zone 6 includes all properties between Rabbit Road and Jamaica Drive from the gulf to the bay (see map) and was designated by City Council as a voluntary removal zone in July 2010.

All property owners within Zone 6 wishing to take advantage of this service should plan to have their pepper debris curbside the evening of April 13 prior to pick-up. Unbundled debris (i.e. no bags, string, etc.) should be cut to a reasonable size (less than 6 feet) and placed in organized piles at the curb. Debris should not be located directly under overhead utility lines.

Remember, this service is for Brazilian pepper debris only. If other vegetative debris is mixed with pepper, waste management crews will not pick up the pile. This will not change your regularly scheduled pick-up of vegetative waste.

We anticipate one additional free Brazilian pepper curbside pickup in Fall 2011. Shortly thereafter, Brazilian pepper removal in Zone 6 will become mandatory, so we encourage all Zone 6 residents to take immediate advantage of this cost saving incentive.

To learn more about the City’s Brazilian Pepper Eradication Program or to obtain a list of licensed Brazilian pepper removal contractors, please visit the City’s website at www.mysanibel.com/Departments/Natural-Resources/Vegetation-Information/Exotic-Vegetation/Brazilian-Pepper-Eradication-Program or contact Holly Downing in the Natural Resources Department at 472-3700.

Source: City of Sanibel