As of Monday, October 16, crews have picked up approximately 100,000 cubic yards of debris in St. Pete and 89,000 cubic yards have been processed at the Debris Management Site. The first load of ground up debris is on its way out of the city to various places for repurposing and recycling. The bulk of the reduced material will be used for landscaping mulch. Some of the material will be sent to power facilities, who use the material as a renewable energy source.
In the first sweep, crews are picking up only vegetation. There will be another sweep once vegetation debris cleanup is complete. Crews using smaller vehicles will be picking up debris in the alleys after curbside collection is complete. Due to volume, crews won’t rake or sweep after pick-up. Leaves, twigs and branches left behind can be placed into your regular garbage can.
Please continue to check www.stpeterecovers.com for approximate pick up schedule – it’s updated once daily. Even if your area is marked green on the debris map, City crews will follow up on ALL areas again.
Reminder to please be patient and follow the below guidelines to help us speed up the pick-up process:
Residents who wish to have their debris disposed of prior to their curbside pickup date can bring their debris to one of the City’s five brush sites. Locations and hours can be found at stpete.org/brushsites.
Report illegal debris dumping: It is a third-degree felony under State statute 403.413 for companies to dump on the right-of-way or vacant lots instead of taking debris to a yard waste facility. The offense may also be punishable by a $500.00 fine under City ordinance 27-465.The curbside storm debris cleanup is only for storm debris (not regular pruning maintenance or permitted tree removal).
For questions related to debris collection, call Sanitation Special Collections at 727-893-7398. However, please note that you do not need to submit a curbside debris pickup request – crews will be sweeping the entire city. For all other general City-related requests, call the Mayor’s Action Center at 727-893-7111.
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