In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, The City of St. Augustine has hired a private contractor to remove debris from residential areas impacted by the storm on Friday, October 7. DRC Emergency Services will collect materials based on the amount of material and ease of access to the debris.
The City is asking that roadways remain clear of automobiles to ensure unobstructed access. In addition, all debris must lay within 10 feet of the curbside. Debris should not block “vehicular traffic, fire hydrants, mailboxes, and utility boxes.”
In a recent press release, the City requested that debris be “segregated into separate piles” that includes yard, construction, household goods, furniture and appliances. Debris that blocks parked vehicles or remains inaccessible will not be collected.
“Bagged debris that is properly set curbside, separate from other debris, will be collected by the City of St. Augustine Solid Waste Division and not the contractor,” they said.
The City warned that debris located beneath hanging limbs, communication and power lines and/or guide wires may not be collected immediately. Workers must first “push” the debris curbside to allow clearance.
The City is requesting residents to have “patience” as the collection process could take several weeks to complete.
Residential and commercial solid waste trash collection is now running on a normal schedule.
Curbside residential recycling remains suspended. Residents can drop off their recyclables at 601 Riberia Street (the end of Riberia by Solid Waste Department and Waste Water Plant); North City (North San Marco Avenue adjacent to Las Palmas); and Red Cox Drive (behind RB Hunt Elementary School).
For mor information contact Solid Waste Division at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 904.825.1049, Option 1.