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Hurricane Irma Debris Pick-Up Update #2

9/21/2017

The Solid Waste Division and Waste Corporation of America (WCA), the city’s contracted waste pick-up supplier, are diligently working to pick up yard and tree debris from residential neighborhoods.

To date, the city has removed more than 3,488 cubic yards of vegetative debris.  Debris will be inspected and provided to the Gainesville Renewable Energy Center (GREC) or recycled as mulch whenever possible.

The zone storm debris pick-up map, with work orders and service requests, may be viewed at http://www.cityofgainesville.org/Maps/EmergencyPlanning.aspx.  Claw trucks for larger debris are working in zones 2, 22, 25 and 28 and are expected to move into zones 26 and 27. WCA trucks are picking up smaller debris on typical Wednesday routes from University Avenue to NW 23rd Avenue between NW 6th and 13th Streets. Debris removal efforts are expected to continue into November.

Please keep debris piles away from structures and items that could be damaged by pick-up and make sure there is no litter or construction debris included.