Hurricane Irma debris: How to make sure your county picks up your stuff

TAMPA BAY, Fla. - You’ve been cleaning up your yard all week: tree branches, shingles, busted pool furniture.

Now, finally, it’s time for your county to haul it all away.

But there are rules to follow to make sure that stuff goes bye-bye…and life can continue to go back to normal.

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Tampa has just started hauling debris from neighborhoods.

On Monday, folks Pinellas, Sarasota, Pasco and the rest of Hillsborough County get their turn.

  • Debris MUST be separated into piles. In one, vegetation, tree branches, bushes. In another, building materials, shingles, fences, drywall, furniture.
  • Keep piles off sidewalks, away from light poles, fire hydrants, mailboxes.
  • You don’t have to bundle.
  • Anything 10 feet past your curb, toward your house, will not be picked up.
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