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Storm debris pickup accelerates in Hernando County

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on October 29, 2017

Grubbs Emergency Services and Tag Grinding continue to collect storm debris throughout Hernando County.  The contractors currently have 24 trucks in operation and have significantly increased their rate of collection.

Nearly 50,000 cubic yards of debris have been collected with approximately 20 percent being picked up this past week. The first pass is expected to be completed within three weeks; a second pass will follow.

Due to the many factors that affect the timing of debris collection, we are unable to announce specific dates as to when haulers will be servicing specific roads and/or neighborhoods. Collection is a slow process statewide because of the quantity of debris and, due to demand, the availability of haulers.

The Hernando County Solid Waste Department is tracking the debris removal process. Maps are now available at showing where collection has occurred.

Vegetative debris must be separated from other construction/demolition debris and placed in the right of way along the road. Do not place debris in the roadway, in front of mail boxes or fire hydrants. The maximum length of any individual piece of debris for pickup is 20 feet.

You may also dispose of it at the Northwest Solid Waste Facility (Main Landfill) located at 14450 Landfill Road in Brooksville. This location is open Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call (352) 754-4112 for more information.