Update: Residential Curbside Storm Debris Pick-Up
As of Friday, October 20, 106,000 cubic yards of debris have been picked up and processed at the debris management site. 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:
- Place storm related brush in neat manageable piles behind the curb. Do not place material in front of the curb or in/near the alley.
- Please clean up any additional debris in the road in front of your property so that it will not be washed into the Stormwater system and create blockages.
- Please do not place piles too close to the garbage cans, poles, fire hydrants, or gas lines. Piles should be as accessible as possible.
- Do not mix brush with other items. For example, if you have vegetation and pieces of a fence that need to be removed, please keep them in separate piles.
- Do not block debris piles by parking on the street in front of debris – crews will be unable to collect the pile.
- Leaves should be piled neatly for ease of pickup. They should not be bagged.
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.