This page is a general outline of City of St. Petersburg Sanitation procedures following a major storm or hurricane. For all post Hurricane Irma information please visit www.stpeterecovers.com.
In the event of a major storm or hurricane:
If you have debris in your yard, and are in a hurry to get rid of it, here's what city officials ask that you do:
- Put whatever debris you are able to fit into your city garbage container. Before placing containers out for pick-up, top them off with any small branches that remain in your yard.
- Take whatever debris you can transport safely to one of the city's five Brush Sites, open seven days a week (Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., weekends from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) If you don't have a truck or the ability to take your debris to a Brush Site, perhaps a neighbor or family member can assist you.
See Brush Site locations listed on our Sanitation page.
- As a last resort, place piles of debris on your curb and request a special pick-up. Brush from the storm should be cut up in lengths of four feet or less, and placed between the sidewalk and the curb. Please separate vegetation from other storm-related debris, such as broken outdoor furniture, construction or demolition materials. Please do not stack debris in rear alleys. (Graphical Representation) You may call 893-7111 or log your request at Action Online.