Collier County’s Hurricane Irma debris recovery mission is approximately 95 percent complete. The deadline to place all storm related vegetative debris on the right-of-way has passed. A final pass for storm debris collection and zone clearing has begun and will be concentrated in hot spot areas throughout January.  Residential storm debris drop-off sites have closed and are no longer accepting storm debris from residents. Residents with Hurricane Irma-related debris piles still awaiting collection are asked to contact Customer Service at (239) 252-2380.   

Normal weekly yard waste collection has resumed through the county’s solid waste collection contractors. Residents must prepare yard waste as they normally would for curbside collection. Leaves and other light yard waste (twigs, pine cones, etc.) may be placed in paper bags or in 45-gallon personal containers. Branches no larger than 4 inches in diameter may be cut to lengths no longer than 4 feet, then tied with string into bundles weighing no more than 50 pounds. Up to 10 bundles, paper bags or 45-gallon personal containers of yard waste will be collected each week on the regularly scheduled yard waste collection day. Larger limbs and tree stumps removed by the property owner or landscape contractor may be taken to the landfill; tipping fees will apply.

Residents with questions related to the collection of storm-related vegetative debris should contact Customer Service at (239) 252-2380.

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