Article Courtesy of Your Observer
Published September 24, 2017
A Sarasota County spokesperson asked that residents be patient, as people across
the state are having the same problems and resources are limited.
The city of Sarasota and Sarasota County
began collecting storm debris this week, and will do so on a
The city and county asked residents to place vegetative
debris away from mailboxes, light poles and other objects to
ensure there's enough room for machinery to pick it up.
Residents should not mix storm debris with other waste or
place vegetative storm debris in a bag or container.
There is no set collection schedule, but residents should
set materials at the curbside as soon as possible.
Deputy City Manager Marlon Brown said the waste contractor
plans to make multiple rounds throughout the city. The city
hopes to complete its first phase of debris collection
within two to three weeks.
Sarasota County is also working on a plan and
collaborating with homeowners' associations to get contractors onto private
roads to remove storm debris, but commercial property owners are responsible
for their own debris removal.
Ten trucks are collecting storm debris for the county. Crews starting in
southern parts of the county on Monday and are working their way north.
A county spokesperson asked that residents be patient, as people across the
state are having the same problems and resources are limited.
In the meantime, if you feel your home was missed by storm debris crews, you
can let the county know.