Pasco County to begin storm trash pickup Monday

Posted at 3:44 PM, Sep 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-09 16:25:19-04

Pasco County is asking homeowners to remove trash and debris from their property to combat a public health hazard.

Emergency managers said trash pickup for storm-related trash will begin Monday, September 12, 2016, at 7:00 a.m.

Removal operations will run 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., seven days per week for the next several weeks. Crews will run north to south in Aripeka area and south to north in Anclote area.

Homeowners must have all debris materials brought to the curb or roadside for pickup and should be aware and be careful not to block fire hydrants, mailboxes, electrical boxes or any other structures.

Debris must be separated into the following categories:

  • Furniture
    • Mattresses
    • Couches, sofas, chairs
    • Dressers
    • Lumber (if NOT pressure treated)
    • Particle board
    • Laminated flooring
    • Dry Insulation (if wet, pile with construction debris)
    • Carpet & Padding
  • White Goods
    • Appliances (Refrigerators should be empty with the door secured)
    • Metal furniture
    • Metal shelving
    • Bicycles
    • Items that are more than 75% metal
  • Construction
    • Drywall
    • Plaster board
    • Ceramic tile
    • Concrete
    • Lumber (pressure treated)
    • Wet insulation
  • Vegetation
    • Tree cuttings (must be no more than 5 feet in length and all branches must be bundled)
  • Hazardous Waste - Delayed pick up
    • Any household chemicals
    • Oil, gas, flammables
    •  Lawn & garden chemicals
    • Televisions
    • Computer monitors computer towers (CPU's)

Residents are being reminded that contractor generated debris will not be picked up and to not bag debris. 

Household garbage will still be picked up at scheduled time.

Requests for debris pickup must be submitted to Pasco County Customer Service by emailing providing the address where the debris is located. Residents can also call (727) 847-2411.