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Solid Waste and Debris Removal Update 9/24/17

Leon County Public Works and Debris Contractors are collecting debris in Zones 1,3,6, and 9. If you live in those zones, please place your debris outside.

The next zones to be collected are zones 7 and 8 which is tentatively scheduled to commence on Tuesday, September 26. Zones 2 and 11 are tentatively scheduled to commence on Thursday, September 28.

For an update on zones 4, 5, and 10, check back on Friday, September 29 after 3 p.m.

We will complete a second pass of debris removal if necessary.

Refer to the map for zones.

The County can only pick up solid waste and debris that is placed in public rights-of-way within the unincorporated areas of Leon County.

Due to the impact of Hurricane Irma, the County has included debris pick up on private roads in the Debris Management Plan.

Responsibility of Private Property Owners

Private property owners must assure that the placement of debris in County rights-of-way or on private roads for removal by the County satisfies the following:

  1. Separate debris into stacks or piles into the following categories: household garbage, recycling, appliances (as a safety precaution, remove all doors from appliances), hazardous household waste and electronic waste, bulky waste, construction and demolition debris. To the extent possible, 4’ – 6’ of space should be left between piles.
  2. Secure all household garbage in your trash container.  Any excess can be brought to a Rural Waste Center at no charge.
    Locations of the Rural Waste Center are: 
    Woodville at 549 Henry Jones Road
    Ft. Braden at 2485 E. Joe Thomas Road
    Miccosukee at 13051 Miccosukee Road
    Blount at 4363 Holder 
    Visit www.leoncountyfl.gov/solidwaste/ruralsites.asp for directions.
  3. The debris shall be neatly stacked, piled, or placed with its leading edge lying within the three-foot roadside shoulder area on either side of the travel lanes of the road, not blocking the roadway, traffic signs and signals, or storm drains.
  4. Do not place any debris under any power lines, on top of any water meters, or within three feet of any power poles, fire hydrants, vehicles, mailboxes, or fences.

Please remember that Leon County's FIRST priority will be to open streets and remove debris from the rights-of-way of major roadways, so that transportation corridors can resume functioning at capacity.
For more information on how to minimize risks posed by a storm, you may download the flier entitled "Waste Disposal Guidelines for Hurricane Season."

  • Legal Services of North Florida- Provides current information about available national and state benefits as well as resources in the State of Florida, as it relates to Hurricane Irma. More information at: https://floridalawhelp.org/resource/hurricane-irma
  • Damage Assessment - If you have any damage to your home or property,  Click Here to Continue to the Damage Assessment Page . Damage Assessments can also be found on the Citizens Connect App under Emergency Information.
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  • Gas Availabilty- Visit www.GasBuddy.com for a list of gas stations and prices.



Leon County Extends Free-of-Charge Collection at County Facilities

As Leon County residents continue to clean up their properties following Hurricane Irma, Leon County has extended the free-of-charge period for both the Solid Waste Management Facility and the Rural Waste Service Centers. The facilities will be open their normal hours and remain free of charge through Sunday, September 24.

The Solid Waste Management Facility (7550 Apalachee Parkway) will be open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Rural Waste Service Centers will be open Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the following locations:

• Woodville, 549 Henry Jones Road
• Fort Braden, 2485 East Joe Thomas Road
• Miccosukee, 13051 Miccosukee Road

Curbside storm-related debris collection will begin this week and will continue until all storm-related debris is picked up.

As citizens continue their cleanup, please remember the following tips:

• all debris for collection should be placed curbside between the sidewalk or property line and the curb
• debris should be separated at the curb from vegetative, construction and demolition, appliances and white goods, electronics, and household hazardous waste
• be careful and safe when moving large, bulky storm-related debris to the curb
• debris removal trucks will not pick up household garbage; Waste Pro will continue to collect trash and recycling as usual
• do not stack or lean debris against sprinkler heads, meters, poles, trees, backflows, and other structures

For further information on how best to organize debris and how to safely place materials at the curb, please review the included debris disposal guide .

For more information, visit www.LeonCountyFL.gov/SolidWaste or call Leon County Solid Waste Management at (850) 606-1800.

For emergency information, visit www.LeonCountyFL.gov/ei .