Ian Debris Removal Ending This Week

Ian Debris Removal Ending This Week
Posted on 12/21/2022
MANATEE COUNTY, FL (December 21, 2022) – After gathering more than 725,000 cubic yards of storm-related debris in the wake of Hurricane Ian—some 185 million pounds—the collection is coming to an end in Manatee County this Friday, December 23, 2022.

County staff and contractors want to thank everyone for their patience in bringing this monumental effort to a close. For nearly three months, haulers have toiled tirelessly to remove more than 25% more debris than was cleared after Hurricane Irma.

As this effort concludes, residents are reminded that yard waste will continue to be picked up by our regular franchise waste haulers on a weekly basis. That material must be prepared for collection in accordance with the County’s guidelines—which can be found at Garbage and Recycling - Manatee County (mymanatee.org).

In addition, Manatee County inspectors and code enforcement officials will be ensuring yard debris is properly handled and placed in a location approved for collection—providing information and guidance to violators or issuing fines as appropriate. Those wishing to report potential violations can contact Manatee County Code Enforcement at (941) 748-2071 or through Manatee 3-1-1 on the phone, website or app.

Manatee County Utilities customer service representatives will continue to respond to calls and inquiries as needed, continuing the commitment to providing unparalleled service to all residents.