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.