Hurricane Irma Debris Collection

10/13/17 Update:

The Town is continuing in its cleanup in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.  While most vegetative debris has been addressed, the focus will now shift to the structural debris that remains.  If you have piles that have a mix of structural and vegetative debris, these piles will be addressed at this time as well.  

HOA Neighborhoods:  If you do not have an indemnification agreement with the Town, please call the Engineering Department immediately (561-741-2372).  This agreement is necessary for debris cleanup.  


Debris Collection Tips
There are a number of ways you can help to ensure that the debris collection process goes smoothly.

Separate your piles
Vegetative debris, structural debris and bagged materials should be in separate piles and not mixed or placed on top of each other. Please allow at least a couple of feet between the piles so that our equipment can efficiently pick up the appropriate debris.



Keep piles away from structures
Please do not place pick-up piles near or around any structures such as fire hydrants, poles, trees, mailboxes, etc. so our equipment can properly remove debris.

Bag small vegetative debris
The equipment being used to collect and remove debris is not designed to scoop up piles of smaller vegetative debris. As a rule of thumb, if you can fit it into a bag, please do so. You can set the bagged debris out for your regular trash collection (which may be picked up before the storm-related debris trucks can get to your neighborhood).

Please do not combine fresh/green vegetation trimmings with storm-related vegetative debris - these must be maintained separately in order for FEMA to assist with the expense of storm-related debris removal, which translates into significant cost-savings for the Town.


Stay safe when putting out storm debris
When disposing of air-tight appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, clothes washers, and clothes dryers, be sure to remove all doors. Please do not allow children to play on or around debris piles, as they may be hazardous.