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City ends storm vegetative storm debris pickup

Regular waste collection and rules have been reinstated following the end of Hurricane Ian's operations.


The city of Sarasota has ended vegetative storm debris pickup just two months after Hurricane Ian.
The city of Sarasota has ended vegetative storm debris pickup just two months after Hurricane Ian.
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Two months after Hurricane Ian, the city of Sarasota has brought to a close its vegetative storm debris collection program, and with that regular yard waste rules and collections have been reinstated.

More than 113,200 cubic yards of Hurricane Ian  storm debris has been collected in the city over the past eight weeks, four times the amount of regular yard waste collected in all of 2021. With the reinstatement of regular yard waste collection residents are reminded how to properly prepare materials.

Yard waste must be:   

  • Bagged (preferably in a paper bag) or in a container.
  • Less than four feet in length.
  • Fewer than 50 pounds.
  • Placed curbside five feet away from poles, fire hydrants, mailboxes and water meters.

For collection of household items such as furniture, appliances and construction debris, residents should contact the city's Solid Waste Division at 941-263-6170 to schedule a bulk waste pickup.

 

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Andrew Warfield

Andrew Warfield is the Sarasota Observer city reporter. He is a four-decade veteran of print media. A Florida native, he has spent most of his career in the Carolinas as a writer and editor, nearly a decade as co-founder and editor of a community newspaper in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

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