City of Port St. Lucie Hurricane Debris Collection Update
PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – The City of Port St. Lucie anticipates collection of vegetative debris generated from Hurricane Irma will be complete in about 10 days.
The City originally estimated that Hurricane Irma left about 70,000 cubic yards, or 19,000 tons, of vegetative debris. That amount has already been collected, therefore the estimates have been revised. The City now estimates Hurricane Irma left 110,000 cubic yards, or 29,700 tons, of vegetative debris.
As of Sunday, 84,728 cubic yards, or 22,900 tons, of vegetative hurricane waste has been collected.
Residents are reminded to put construction-related storm debris in a separate pile from vegetative debris. So far, Waste Pro has collected 325 piles, weighing 184 tons, of construction and demolition debris since Hurricane Irma.
The City posted a Hurricane Irma Debris map to its website at www.cityofpsl.com/debris where residents can receive daily updates on the percentage of debris that has been collected and the amount still left to be picked up throughout Port St. Lucie. The map divides the City into 14 zones. Residents can search by address or zoom in to see the progress made on streets throughout each zone. The debris map, along with a helpful how-to video explaining how to use features of the map, also can be accessed atwww.cityofpsl.com/irma.
When City crews and the emergency debris hauler finish the first pass in about 10 days, a second pass will begin for hurricane-related vegetative debris. However, zones 2, 3, 8 and 9 are considered complete, and have been turned over to Waste Pro for regular yard waste collection.