News List

Print
Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

Nov. 3, 2017 - Hurricane Irma debris updates

Post Date:11/03/2017 6:30 PM

Immediate release
Nov. 3, 2017
Media contact:
Contact: Elaine McClain, Public Information Officer
Office: 352-438-2314 ▪ Cell: 352-857-1434
Email: elaine.mcclain@marioncountyfl.org

 

Hurricane debris updates
Final pick-up deadlines announced, drop-off locations closing

Debris pickup

Marion County Office of the County Engineer is continuing to manage pick up of Hurricane Irma-related yard debris throughout the county. Crews will soon begin the second and final pick-up on eligible roads. This will be the last opportunity for residents to have their debris picked up by county contractors. Residents should place all hurricane-related yard debris on the right-of-way by the following deadlines:

  • Northwest and southeast quadrants (street addresses will generally indicate NW and SE): Monday, Nov. 13
  • Northeast and southwest quadrants (street addresses will generally indicate NE and SW): Monday, Nov. 27

Per FEMA requirements, pickup is for residential hurricane debris only. This does not include regular landscape maintenance debris; that can be delivered to the regular recycling centers.

To determine if your road is eligible for debris pickup, view the map at www.MarionCountyFL.org/Irma.

Presidents of homeowner’s associations for gated communities with eligible roads should contact the Marion County Office of the County Engineer at 352-671-8686 by Dec. 1 to give authorization for the contractor to enter and pick up debris.  

Residents should follow these requirements to ensure their debris is picked up:

Ensure the hurricane debris is in the right of way and not in the road, near utility poles, signage, or other structures which could impede pickup.

  • Don’t bag the debris or put it in containers.
  • Keep hurricane debris separate from all other items, such as household trash or appliances. Dispose of these as you would normally (e.g., bring to a recycling center or use a private franchise hauler).
  • Don’t place hurricane-related construction debris (e.g., carpet, roof shingles, etc.) on the roadside. Call Solid Waste (352-671-8465) for information on this type of waste.

Debris drop-off

Residents not wanting to wait for pickup may bring hurricane debris to the Baseline Landfill hurricane debris drop-off location, 5601 SE 66th St., Ocala, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. As of 5 p.m., Nov. 5, 2017, this will be the only site accepting hurricane debris. There is no fee and no limit to the amount accepted.

Per FEMA requirements, this site is for residential hurricane debris only. This does not include regular landscape maintenance debris; that can be delivered to the regular recycling centers. Commercial debris is also not accepted and no debris can be delivered in a vehicle identified as commercial (e.g., a pickup truck identified as belonging to a lawn maintenance company). Residents should be able to provide a driver's license and/or utility bill proving residency. 

 

###