Debris, Bulk, Garbage, Recycling Info

by Yvonne Lopez | Sep 13, 2017

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• Hurricane debris will not be picked up by our regular garbage hauler, All Service (Republic). It will be collected and disposed of by a contractor that specializes in hurricane debris collection.

~ All storm related landscaping debris should be placed in a pile on your property’s swale, which generally is the first five (5) to ten (10) feet of property adjacent to the roadway.

~  Tree debris such as branches and tree trunks should be cut into sections no longer than six (6) feet in length and piled neatly together. 

~  You should contact one of your local landscape companies for assistance with cutting and bringing the larger landscaping material to the swale should you need help.  Please ensure that any company that you hire is licensed and insured for your protection. 

~  Bags of leaves and very small branches will not be picked up with the larger landscaping debris and should be placed in your trash container.

~  Any other storm related non-landscaping debris such as fencing, metal, roof material, etc. should also be brought to the swale and placed in a pile SEPARATE from the landscaping vegetation. 

~ Under no circumstances should any garbage or BAGGED materials be mixed with the debris piles for they will not be picked up.


~  Pickup of storm related debris is scheduled to begin within the next forty-eight (48) to seventy-two (72) hours. 

~  Debris pickup will start with the highest priority areas such as main roadways and areas affecting access to critical facilities such as hospitals and police and fire stations.

~  Once the larger and critical roadways are cleared we will begin debris removal on the minor and arterial roadways.

The storm generated a large amount of debris and the cleanup operation will take some time to be fully completed and as such we are asking for your patience as we work as quickly as possible to restore the city. 

Please do not park vehicles in the roadways as they will impede the ability for the large debris removal trucks to access the area for cleanup.  Towing of these vehicles may be necessary should the road become inaccessible. Also, please do not place debris piles and garbage containers near trees, poles, mailboxes, fire hydrants or other structures as this will make removal efforts difficult.  Additional information will be provided in the future including anticipated pickup days.  This process of picking up hurricane debris may take up to two (2) months.


~  Garbage, bulk, and recycling pickup will resume again beginning on Tuesday, September 12th with pickup occurring on your regularly scheduled days.

~  Garbage and recycling should be placed in the appropriate containers and placed at the curb away from debris piles. 

~  Under no circumstances should household hazardous waste (HHW) such as paints, gasoline, chemicals, etc. be placed with the debris or in the garbage as this will result in the debris or garbage not being picked up.

~  The next scheduled household hazardous waste (HHW) drop off event is at the Coconut Creek City Hall on Saturday, September 30, 2017.   

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