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Yard, Storm & Hurricane Debris Removal Updates

UPDATED 10/12/17 at 11:34 A.M.

Post Date:10/05/2017

 

Clearwater: Yard, Storm & Hurricane Debris Removal
Updated Oct. 12, 2017 at 11:34 a.m.

CLEARWATER, Fla. – The city of Clearwater is working hard to remove yard, storm and hurricane debris along our routes in Clearwater neighborhoods:

Status Updates

  • Solid Waste crews are working 10-hour shifts and six days a week to clear yard waste as quickly as possible.
  • Crews started the first pass of collecting yard waste/hurricane debris in the northern-most area of Clearwater around Curlew Road and are working their way south. The first pass - which means the first initial collection for everyone in city limits - is expected to be complete by Oct. 31. Then the second pass, or collection, will begin.
  • The city has hired a debris removal contractor to assist in yard waste/hurricane debris collection.
  • The contractor, AshBritt, is on premises and began clearing yard waste and hurricane debris that began Sept. 23. AshBritt has been operating with five sub-contractors and added a sixth sub-contractor Oct. 12.
  • Cleaning for those whose regular yard waste collection day is Thursday will continue from west to east until all of it has been cleared one time. When complete, collection for those whose regular collection day is Friday will begin.
  • The city has completed clearing the northern part of Clearwater as well as those whose yard waste collection day is "Monday" and "Tuesday."

 Our Routes 

  • Clearwater residents whose yard waste collection day is Monday or Tuesday have received service. They will get service again after the city has made the first pass of collecting yard and hurricane debris throughout the entire city. Below is the plan to collect yard waste and hurricane debris:

    Yard, Storm & Hurricane Collection for Regular Thursday Collection

    •  Countryside area: This area's first pass/collection began immediately following the storm and has been completed for some time. The second pass/collection will take place after everyone in Clearwater has received yard, storm, and hurricane collection one time, which solid waste crews call "one pass." Crews anticipate making one round, or pass, through the whole city one time by Oct. 31. After that time, the second pass or clearing will begin.
    • All of Sand Key, Clearwater Beach, and Island Estates are cleared during the first pass and completed Oct. 6.
    • North Osceola Area: Drew Street to Venetian Point, Myrtle Avenue west to the waterfront. Collection for this service area's first pass/collection was completed Oct. 9.
    • Downtown & East Gateway areas: Osceola Avenue east to Highland Avenue, Chestnut Street north to Drew Street. This area's first pass/collection was finished Oct. 10.
    • Mariva Neighborhood: Drew Street north to Palmetto Avenue, Highland Avenue west to the Clearwater Golf Course. This area's first pass/collection was completed Oct. 7.
    • Plaza Park Neighborhood: Myrtle Avenue east to N. MLK Avenue, Drew Street north to Palmetto Street. This area's first pass/collection was completed Oct. 11.
    • Glenwood/Casler/Saturn area: Drew Street north to Palmetto Street, Highland Avenue east to Keene Road. This area's first pass/collection was completed Oct. 11.
    • Jackson Road Area: MLK east to Betty Lane, Drew Street north to Palmetto Street. This area's first pass/collection has begun and is still in progress.
    • Eldridge, Nicholson, and Seminole streets and the south side of Palmetto Avenue between Betty Lane and MLK Jr. Avenue. This area's first pass/collection  finished Oct. 10.
    • Crest Lake Park area: Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard north to Drew Street, Highland Avenue east to Duncan Avenue. This area's first pass/collection was finished Oct. 11.
    • West Skycrest area: Duncan Avenue east to Keene Road, Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard north to Drew Street. This area's first pass/collection finished Oct. 11.
    • Airpark Road/Gilbert Area: Keene Road east to Hercules Avenue, Drew Street north to Airport Drive. This area's first pass/collection began Oct. 11 and is still in progress.
    • Nash/SPC/Fernwood area: Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard north to Drew Street, Belcher Road east to Old Coachman Road. This area's first pass/collection was completed Oct. 11.
    • Belcher/Drew/Coachman Road area: Drew Street north to Palmetto Street, Belcher Road east to Old Coachman Road. With exception of the Lake Forest area, this area's first pass/collection along all small residential streets and neighborhoods in this area were cleared and completed Oct. 11.
    • East Skycrest area: Hercules Avenue east to Belcher Road, Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard north to Drew Street. This area's first pass/collection began Oct. 11 and is anticipated to be complete Oct. 12.
    • Lake Forest area: Sharkey Road north to NE Coachman Road, Old Coachman Road west to Lake Forest Drive. This area's first pass/collection began Oct. 12 and is in progress.
    • Marilyn/McKinley area: Drew Street, NE Coachman Road north to Marilyn Street, Hercules Avenue east to Belcher Road. This area's first pass/collection began Oct. 12 and is in progress.
    • Topic Hills area: West side of US 19, south of Seville Boulevard behind the Lokey Mercedes car dealership. This area's first pass/collection is beginning Oct. 12 and is in progress.

Map

Lookup the status of your hurricane debris removal: https://gis.myclearwater.com/IrmaDebris.

What Residents Can Do To Help 

  • City officials ask that residents please do not put debris into the roadways. Debris should be placed in the grassy area between the sidewalk and street.
  • Residents should stack the debris along the curb, away from storm sewers and fire hydrants.
  • Please separate your vegetative debris from your manmade materials.
  • Residents are asked not to bag their yard waste and hurricane debris.
  • Residents who do not want to wait for the city and its debris removal contractor to make it to their homes may take their storm debris to the Pinellas County Landfill Facility, 3095 114th Ave. North in St. Petersburg. It is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The phone number for the Pinellas County Landfill Facility is (727) 464-7500. The fee to dispose of materials is $10 per truck load.

Residents with questions about their yard, storm and hurricane debris collection can call the Solid Waste Operations line and speak to a customer care specialist at (727) 562-4920.

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