For Immediate Release
County Creates Website for Storm Debris Information
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (Sept. 29, 2017) – The Charlotte County Public Works Department has created a website to provide Hurricane Irma debris information, including a map showing where debris has already been collected and disposal tips.
To view the site, visit www.CharlotteCountyFL.gov and click Hot Topics, then Storm Debris Collection. The site will feature debris collection instructions, a map showing areas where debris has already been collected and a video highlighting debris collection efforts.
Public Works crews began debris collection west of the Myakka River Sept. 18 and started storm debris removal from arterial roads in Mid-County Sept. 27. After the initial collection has been done throughout the county, staff will continue to monitor for additional storm debris placed at the curb. Debris collection will continue until all debris has been cleared.
Waste Management continues to operate its regular waste collection schedule, including yard waste. WM can collect only yard waste that has been bagged in paper lawn and leaf bags (no plastic bags), bound or placed in containers. If residents have a small amount of debris, we ask that they dispose of it the way they normally handle yard waste.
The county has waived visit limits for its two mini-transfer stations where residents can dispose of debris. The transfer stations are located at 7070 Environmental Way in Englewood and 19675 Kenilworth Blvd. in Port Charlotte. The transfer stations are open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
For information, call 941-575-3600. To report debris, visit www.CharlotteCountyFL.gov and click Contact Us. Please report debris only once to avoid duplication of efforts.
The Public Works Department reminds motorists to remain alert at all times and to exercise caution when traveling in the vicinity of workers.