Fort Pierce Asks Residents to Hold Off on Unnecessary Trimming to Allow Solid Waste to Collect Storm Debris
Fort Pierce - Wednesday October 5, 2022: To help expedite the collection of debris blown down by Hurricane Ian Hurricane Ian the City of Fort Pierce is asking residents to please consider holding off on unnecessary trimming to allow the Solid Waste Department to dispose of the large volume of yard waste currently curbside.
Solid Waste’s #1 priority is household garbage collection. Collecting all the storm debris will take several days and could last several weeks.
Debris pickup is a team effort, and your cooperation is appreciated to ensure the cleanup is as fast and efficient as possible.
Please be patient with the cleanup schedule.
Tips to assist in post storm proper cleanup:
• Please separate yard debris from other types of trash. Keep all household garbage, vegetation, and miscellaneous debris separate. This is extremely important.
• Securely containerize all household garbage in your city-issued 96-gallon (GREEN) cart and place it curbside on your scheduled collection day.
• Securely containerize as much yard debris in your city-issued 96-gallon (BLACK) cart and place it curbside on your scheduled collection day.
• Contain yard debris piles to a manageable size, not exceeding 4 feet. Limbs, logs, and branches cannot exceed 6 inches in diameter or 4 feet in length and cannot exceed 50 pounds.
• Avoid mixing garbage and yard waste. The yard debris pile must be free of items such as metal, food waste, garbage, soil, sod, and stones.
• Please do not place debris within five (5) feet of a fence, vehicle, mailbox, power line, poles, downed electrical wiring, storm drains, etc.
• Please do not place yard debris in a vacant lot or at a neighbor's home.