Hurricane debris pickup
Check if your road is eligible for pickup
To view the map and status updates, click below.
If your address falls on an eligible road within the green area (in progress), the contractor is actively working in your area and will get to your home soon. Ensure your debris is placed at the right of way correctly and by the deadline (see below).
If you believe your address or street was missed, contact the Office of the County Engineer at 352-671-8686. Staff keeps a log of these reports, so they can direct the contractor's efforts or have crews go back and pick up missed debris.
Hurricane debris deadlines
The county's contractor is conducting the final pickup of debris in the northwest and southeast areas of Marion County. Residents in the northeast and southwest must have all hurricane debris at the right-of-way by Nov. 27 for final pickup in these areas.
Residential hurricane debris only
Pick-up through the county and its contractor is only for residential vegetative debris that resulted from Hurricane Irma. That means no green debris (fresh vegetation, such as recent yard and tree clippings) and no debris that's been picked up by commercial companies. It's illegal for commercial haulers to dispose of their contracted debris on the county right of way.
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.
How to place debris at the right-of-way
Residents should place their hurricane-related yard debris on the side of the road for future pickup, and follow these requirements:
- 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 (carpet, roof shingles, etc.) on the roadside. Contact Solid Waste (352-671-8465) for information on this type of waste.
Hurricane debris drop off
Effective 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 26, the Baseline Landfill hurricane debris drop-off location, 5601 SE 66th St., will be permanently closed. Residents should resume using Marion County Solid Waste's 18 recycling centers.
Hurricane debris questions?
- Contact the Office of the County Engineer at 352-671-8686 with questions on county debris pickup or to check on a specific road within the unincorporated sections of Marion County.
- Contact Solid Waste at 352-671-8465 with questions about the debris drop-off locations.
- Residents living in incorporated cities and towns should contact their respective governing agencies with questions.
Am I eligible for recovery assistance?
FEMA individual assistance program
Residents will have an opportunity to register for financial assistance and direct help to repair damage to their home and property caused by Hurricane Irma.
- Housing assistance; temporary housing, repairs, replacement and construction.
- Personal property and other needs.
Apply online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or via phone at 800-462-7585. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has committed to advocating for assistance requests completed by anyone not registering in person. To be included, email your FEMA confirmation number to email@example.com. Residents should not contact their utility companies regarding claims, any questions or claim status requests should go to FEMA at the number above.
Marion Disaster Recovery Network/United Way
Residents seeking assistance with post-Irma recovery are encouraged to contact United Way at 211 for an initial eligibility screening via phone. Access the MDRN web page here. View the press release from United Way with additional program information here.