Data collected through Nov. 16, 2017

Storm Debris Pick-up Status Map 

Sarasota County is preparing for the second pass to collect from residents any remaining vegetative storm-related debris from Hurricane Irma.

  • For residents in zones “C”, “N”, and “S”, place any remaining vegetative storm debris at the curb for collection by midnight on Sunday, Nov. 26.
  • For residents in zones “E”, and “M”, place any remaining vegetative storm debris at the curb for collection by midnight on Sunday, Dec. 3.

You can now track the progress of vegetative storm debris collection in Sarasota County through the debris pick-up status map. Enter your address in the search bar located in the top left-hand corner of the map. To see the estimated collection start date for your residential zone, zoom out by clicking on the minus sign located in the top left-hand corner of the map. The map will be updated daily (Monday-Friday). 

Debris placed curbside after the deadline date will not be collected. Piles that include fresh landscaping or yard waste will be disqualified for pick-up per FEMA regulations. If your pile was tagged as “green or ineligible debris” during the first collection pass, then you will need to prepare your pile for pick-up by Waste Management for your regular yard waste collection day.

For piles that were tagged for a reason other than “green or ineligible debris” and you have made corrections to the pile, then the pile will be collected during the second pass.

Like the first collection pass, keep your vegetative storm debris pile separated from your regular trash, recycling and yard waste, and away from mailboxes, fire hydrants, water meters, utility lines or other objects that could be damaged during pickup.

Should you have any questions, please contact the Storm Debris Hotline at 855-866-5654.

 

 

The map does not have a date listed for my neighborhood.
If you live within city limits of Sarasota, Venice or North Port or the Town of Longboat Key, you will need to contact the city to determine when your storm debris will be collected.

 
City of North Port             
City of Sarasota
City of Venice 
Town of Longboat Key 

(941) 240-8050
(855) 428-4526
(941) 486-2422
(941) 316-1988



FAQs

  • What kind of debris is Sarasota County picking up after Hurricane Irma?
  • Why does my vegetative storm debris need to be separated from properly prepared yard waste?
  • Why can’t I add new landscaping and yard waste to my vegetative storm debris pile?
  • Why did the debris contractors leave the tree stumps?
  • What do I do with the small piles of leaves, twigs, moss, etc. that were left behind by the debris contractors?
  • The debris contractor caused damage to my property during the collection of my loose and bulky vegetative storm debris. Who do I contact?
  • My vegetative storm debris pile was tagged. What does that mean?
  • My fence blew down during Hurricane Irma. How do I get rid of it?
  • There are patches of dead grass in my yard from where my storm debris was piled up. Will the county be replacing the grass?
  • What can I do to help expedite the removal of my vegetative storm debris?
  • Are you still waiving tipping fees at the Landfill?
  • Why is it taking so long to pick up the vegetative storm debris?
  • Waste Management did not pick up my garbage, recycling or properly prepared yard waste this week. Who do I contact?
  • I have additional questions about storm debris removal. Who do I contact?
More FAQs

Right of Entry for Storm Debris Removal: Residences on Private Roads

Hurricane Irma generated close to 250,000 cubic yards of vegetative debris across the county and we are working diligently to remove it. We appreciate your patience as we work through the debris removal process.

More than half the roads in the county are private roadways and debris collection on private roadways requires coordination and review from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to ensure the county’s eligibility for reimbursement of the costs incurred.

Sarasota County’s efforts are already underway to move as quickly as possible through this process.

  • The local state of emergency declared Sept. 7, 2017, as well as the Federal Disaster Declaration instituted on Sept. 10, 2017, enables us to pursue recovery programs for our citizens.
  • In addition, the Sarasota Board of County Commissioners has now passed a resolution to move forward with the pickup on private roads and to apply to FEMA for reimbursement of those costs.

To enter the private roadways, Sarasota County needs written permission on a Right of Entry Onto Private Property for Debris Removal Disaster Assistance form from homeowners or homeowner associations.

Sarasota County’s staff is continuing to reach out to Homeowner Associations (HOA), property management companies and private road owners to obtain completed agreements.

 

How can you help?

If your residence is on a private road and is part of a Homeowners Association, have an authorized agent of the HOA complete the Right of Entry Onto Private Property for Debris Removal Disaster Assistance form.

If your residence is on a private road but is not part of a Homeowners Association, each resident on the private road must complete the Right of Entry Onto Private Property for Debris Removal Disaster Assistance form.

Email completed and signed agreements to ROE@scgov.net or fax them to 941-486-2620. 

For more information on the Right of Entry Onto Private Property for Debris Removal Disaster Assistance form, email the Right of Entry department at ROE@scgov.net or call 941-861-5000.

 

Additional Information

If a resident hires a contractor to perform any type of work involving debris, you need to make sure that the contractor knows they are also responsible for disposal of the debris.

  • Contractors are required by law to dispose of debris properly; they cannot place it in the road’s right-of-way. 
  • This doesn’t apply to work performed by faith-based organizations and volunteers.
  • Debris from commercial establishments is the responsibility of the property owner. 
  • County debris recovery operations will not be provided to these parcels.
  • Commercial property owners should contact their insurance company for assistance or FEMA Small Business Assistance Program.