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Debris collection begins Monday in Leon County

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Posted at 4:06 PM, Sep 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-12 16:06:00-04

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - The county will begin collecting debris left over from Irma next week.

As Leon County residents begin cleaning up their yards, the county has activated its debris removal contractor to begin storm-related debris collection as soon as possible.

They say the collection will begin begin the week of Monday, September 18 and will continue until all the debris is picked up.

As you begin your cleanup, they ask that you remember the following tips:

  • all debris for collection should be placed curbside between the sidewalk or property line and the curb
  • debris should be separated at the curb from vegetative, construction and demolition, appliances and white goods, electronics, and household hazardous waste
  • be careful and safe when moving large, bulky storm-related debris to the curb
  • debris removal trucks will not pick up household garbage; Waste Pro will continue to collect trash and recycling as usual
  • do not stack or lean debris against sprinkler heads, meters, poles, trees, backflows, and other structures

For further information on how best to organize debris and how to safely place materials at the curb, review the included debris disposal guide. For more information, visit www.LeonCountyFL.gov/SolidWaste or call Leon County Solid Waste Management at (850) 606-1800.