Residents of unincorporated Sarasota County have less than a week left to put their Hurricane Ian debris by their curb.
All hurricane-related debris must be placed curbside by midnight on Dec. 4, according to a Sarasota County news release.
The county’s debris contractors have been driving around the county since Oct. 6, picking up debris from residents’ properties. As of Nov. 21, they had collected over 2.6 million cubic yards of vegetative debris, construction and demolition debris, and household goods. That’s equivalent to more than enough to fill 795 Olympic-sized swimming pools, the county notes in its press release.
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Debris must be placed curbside by Dec. 4 because assessment teams will be traveling around the county and taking note of where additional debris is located, according to county spokeswoman Brianne Grant. Once the assessment is complete, the debris contractors will begin their final pass through the county. Any debris placed curbside after Dec. 4 could be missed by the assessment teams and might not be collected.
Sarasota County reminds residents to separate storm debris by type and place it curbside, away from mailboxes, utility connections, vehicles, telephone poles and overhanging trees or wires.
Freshly cut vegetative debris and items from household move-outs or garage cleanouts that are not the result of hurricane damage are ineligible for collection. Any debris that has been tagged by the county as being improperly prepared for collection must be corrected before the Dec. 4 deadline.
For more information, visit scgov.net/government/solid-waste/hurricane-ian-solid-waste-recovery or call 311.
Anne Snabes covers city and county government for the Herald-Tribune. You can contact her at email@example.com and follow her on Twitter at @a_snabes.
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