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October 5, 2017 5:54 PM

Update: Hurricane Irma Storm Debris Removal, Collection Guidelines, and Frequently Asked Questions

Posted on October 5, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
Update: Hurricane Irma Storm Debris Removal, Collection Guidelines, and Frequently Asked Questions

The Town of Davie began storm debris removal on September 18, 2017 and we are 18 days into the removal process. The Town’s subcontractors and staff are working expeditiously to remove an estimated 250,000 cubic yards of storm debris from all the major thoroughfares, public right-of-ways, and communities (public and private).

The Town’s goal is to have the first pass completed by October 30, 2017. The first pass refers to the collection of storm debris that poses a potential health, welfare, and safety hazard for the community and the Town. Please note the goal is fluid and may be impacted by weather, equipment, manpower, resources, and other factors. The Town is still working to obtain approximately sixty (60) right-of-entry and indemnification agreement for homeowners associations (HOA) with private roads and residents who do not have an HOA but live along a private roadway. The documents and contact information can be found on our website.

Debris removal is time-consuming and requires extensive manual labor as well as the right equipment. Despite this, the Town has removed approximately 67,000 cubic yards of storm debris, to date.

Hurricane Irma Debris Collection Guidelines:
To expedite the storm debris collection, residents are urged to place storm debris on the swale, which generally is the first five (5) to ten (10) feet of property adjacent to the roadway. Please do not cover drainage structures or place debris near a water meter vault, fire hydrant, or any other above-ground utility. Frequently Asked Questions & Answers about the Town of Davie’s Storm Debris Removal Process
Separating Your Storm Debris:

- Tree debris (such as branches and tree trunks) – They should be cut into sections no longer than six (6) feet in length and piled neatly together.

- Large landscaping materials - You should contact your local landscape company/contractor for assistance with cutting and bringing the larger landscaping material to the swale should you need help. Please ensure that any company that you hire is licensed and insured for your protection.

- Bags of leaves and very small branches – These will not be picked up with the larger landscaping debris and should be placed in your trash container.

- Other storm related non-landscaping debris (fencing, metal, etc.) – They should also be brought to the swale and placed in a pile separate from the landscaping vegetation.

- Garbage or bagged materials - Under no circumstances should any garbage or bagged materials be mixed with the debris piles. They will not be picked up.

- Regular bulk items - Please do not put regular bulk waste as part of the storm debris pickup as it will not be picked up.

- Spoiled food or other waste - Do not place spoiled food items or other waste in the storm debris piles.
Please do not park vehicles in the roadways as they will impede the ability for the large debris removal trucks to access the area for cleanup. Vehicles must be removed from the roadway to keep access points open, or they will be removed as necessary. Also, please do not place debris piles and garbage containers near trees, poles, mailboxes, fire hydrants, drains or other structures as this will make removal efforts difficult and cause damage to existing infrastructure.

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