Lee County issues hurricane debris cleanup guidelines

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The City of North Port will also resume solid waste pickup on Wednesday for customers normally serviced by Waste Management on the Wednesday schedule.

As a result, some areas that normally have their trash picked up on Wednesday, for example, won't have a pickup until Thursday. Therefore, customers with a regular service day of Monday will be serviced on Tuesday, Tuesday customers will be serviced on Wednesday, Wednesday customers will be serviced on Thursday and so forth for the remainder of the week.

Yard waste doesn't need to be bundled.

Please keep storm debris separated from other waste.

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Regular household garbage collections have begun and will continue to proceed on the regularly scheduled collection days.

St. Johns County initialized the Hurricane Irma debris collection program Tuesday, Sept. 12. The Federal Emergency Management Agency requires documentation of the volume and type of debris collected to reimburse the county for storm clean up. Residents are encouraged to place storm debris at the curb away from mailboxes, fire hydrants, light poles etc.

Household garbage must be placed in a 40-gallon can or heavy mil plastic bag each weighing no more than 50 pounds. Recycling will be suspended.

Standard yard debris collection schedules will resume Monday, September 18.