Debris collection in unincorporated Manatee County nears completion

  • Nov 27, 2017

MANATEE COUNTY (November 27, 2017) – As debris collection resumes after the Thanksgiving holiday, officials announce an anticipated completion date of December 18 for residents in unincorporated Manatee County. The collection of all Irma-related vegetative and C&D storm debris will be completed before the Christmas holiday.

Residents were given a cut-off date of October 30 to have all storm-related debris at the curb. Material placed at the curb after October 30 will not be collected by the contracted debris collectors. Residents need to follow all guidelines to properly prepare yard waste and trash for normal collection by the haulers. Storm-related debris collection is documented by drivers and monitors upon completion in order to prevent missed pickups. 

Private roads are currently being collected along with the public roads. The collection process for private roads began a little later than it did for the public roads as special approval was needed by the Board of County Commissioners since FEMA guidelines typically do not cover these costs. 

“With the holiday season upon us it’s a nice feeling to say the end is near,” said Manatee County Utilities Director Mike Gore. “It’s been a long process and we appreciate the patience of the community as we worked through it.”
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