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Hurricane Irma Debris Pick-Up Update #5

9/29/2017

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 18,700 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 working east of US 441 will be in neighborhoods north of University Avenue this weekend. Crews working west of 441 have moved south of NW 53rd Avenue. Debris piles in the University Heights area are blocked by on-street parking and will be removed when the parking is able to be temporarily blocked. WCA rearloader trucks are picking up smaller debris on typical Thursday routes and are expected to be complete by the end of next week. 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.
 
City residents may also drop off tree debris only, with a driver’s license and utility bill to verify they are residents, at:

  • 20 Acre Borrow Pit - 4100 NE 73rd Avenue in Fairbanks
  • Old N.W. Landfill - 15530 NW 173rd St. (CR 235A) in Alachua