Debris clean-up in Hendry County

HENDRY COUNTY — Contractors began picking up debris in Hendry County on Sept. 22. Trucks will be running seven days a week with multiple runs a day until all debris is removed.

Residents are asked to separate debris for more efficient pick up. Construction debris, horticulture and other miscellaneous debris may be picked up at different times.

To make debris pick-up more manageable, follow these guidelines when putting out your debris to make for a speedier and less costly clean-up.

  • Do not stack debris against trees, poles, fire hydrants and storm drains.
  • If you do not have a sidewalk, place debris at the edge of your property before the curb. Any debris placed from the sidewalk toward your property will not be picked up.

Separate debris for pick-up:

  • Vegetation debris consists of tree branches, leaves and log.
  • Spoiled food contaminated recyclables consists of unusable food items, wet or mildewed newspaper, cardboard, etc. Normal household trash will not be picked up with debris.
  • Structural debris bulky waste consist of building materials, drywall, lumber, carpet, furniture, mattresses, and plumbing.
  • Appliances consists of refrigerators (remove all food and remove or secure doors), washers and dryers, freezers, air conditioners, stoves, water heaters, dishwashers, electronics, televisions, computers, radios, stereos, DVD players, telephones, and other devices.
  • Household hazardous waste consists of oils, batteries, pesticides, oil-based paints and stains, cleaning supplies, lawn chemicals, and Compressed gas.

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