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Hurricane Irma debris update

By Staff | Sep 6, 2017

Garbage, yard waste and recycling collections are one day later than usual for the remainder of the week due to the Labor Day holiday. Collections normally scheduled for Friday will take place on Saturday unless changes to Hurricane Irma’s projected path make collection conditions unsafe.

Some homes are still cleaning up from the flooding last weekend. Bulky items can be set at the curb next to regular garbage, but construction debris must be contained in heavy mil bags or cans or in bundles weighing less than 50 pounds.

To get debris off the street as quickly as possible, please remember to prepare debris and yard waste in accordance with county ordinance before it is set out for collection:

Garbage must be placed in a 40-gallon can or heavy mil plastic bag each weighing no more than 50 pounds. If you have a larger county-provided container for automated garbage collection, you may use that as well.

Yard waste that cannot be placed inside a container must be tied in bundles no longer than 6 feet and no heavier than 50 pounds.

Palm fronds may be stacked neatly at the curb in piles no heavier than 50 pounds. If more than 50 pounds, fronds must be tied in bundles no heavier than 50 pounds.

For more information, please visit www.leegov.com/solidwaste.