If you would like to see the working schedule and updates for debris removal, please visit: www.LeonCountyFL.gov/EI.
Debris Removal Continues
Since Hurricane Hermine, crews have been removing debris and beginning Friday, Sept. 9, operations will expand to include residential and business service. Leon County and the City of Tallahassee will pick up and dispose of yard waste, demolition debris, and other materials. Citizens in the city limits and the unincorporated area will be serviced by the end of September.
All debris for collection should be placed curbside between the sidewalk or property line and the curb. Debris should be separated at the curb into the following categories: vegetative, construction and demolition, appliances and white goods, electronics, and household hazardous waste. As part of the debris removal plan, please note the following:
- debris removal service will be performed for all citizens in Leon County and the City of Tallahassee
- yard waste will now be collected at the same time as storm debris until further notice
- debris removal trucks will not pick up household garbage; Waste Pro will continue to collect trash and recycling
- perishable food waste should be placed in garbage containers for regular pick up
- do not stack or lean debris against sprinkler heads, meters, poles, trees, backflows, and other structures
For more information, contact either City of Tallahassee Solid Waste Services at (850) 891-4968 / Talgov.com or Leon County Solid Waste Management at (850) 606-1500 / www.LeonCountyFL.gov/SolidWaste .
Debris Removal FAQs
1. When does pickup begin?
Pickup on State highways will begin on Friday, September 9th. Pickup in the City and County will begin on Monday, September 12th .
2. When will trucks be in my neighborhood?
I can’t give an exact day. If you would like to see the working schedule, please visit: www.LeonCountyFL.gov/EI
3. Will Waste Pro pickup yard debris also?
No, Waste Pro will only pick up household garbage and recycling on your normal pickup day. Yard waste will be collected at the same time as storm debris until further notice.
4. What types of debris is eligible for pickup? (See illustration for examples)
Vegetative (Tree branches, leaves, logs), Construction & Demolition (building materials, dry wall, furniture), Appliances and White Goods (refrigerators, washers, dryers), Electronics, Household Hazardous Waste, and Bulky Items
5. What if I don’t have time to get debris out by Friday?
The debris company will come through your neighborhood multiple times. However, we don’t know the exact day. So, it’s best to get debris out as soon as possible.
6. Will trucks come on my private road?
Yes, debris on private roads will also be picked up. Services will be performed for all citizens in Leon County and the City of Tallahassee.
7. Where do I put my debris?
Debris should be placed curbside between the sidewalk or property line and the curb. Contractors will not go on private property to remove debris.
8. Do I have to separate my debris?
Yes, debris should be separated at the curb into the following categories: vegetative, construction and demolition, appliances and white goods, electronics, and household hazardous waste
9. Will they also pickup household garbage?
No, Waste Pro will continue to pick up household garbage.
10. Is there a cost for pickup?
11. Do I need to schedule for my debris pickup?
No, you do not need to schedule. Debris will be picked up on all City, County, and private roads within two weeks.
12. If I don’t want to wait two weeks for pickup, can I still take debris to the rural waste sites?
Yes, debris can still be taken to the Rural Waste Sites free of charge.