Capri, Florida — The Collier County Waste Management Authority is clearing nearly 1,000,000 cubic yards of debris and vegetation from streets.
“You can see the difference already made. There is only one pile for the whole street…These guys aren’t just moving piles of trash. They are creating piles of trash. We are going to remove it.” Kari Hodgson, Collier County Waste Management Commissioner.
More than 130 trucks have hit the road since the hurricane hit, according to the latest Waste Management Authority statistics. They patrolled the streets day and night, clearing debris.
“We are going to keep doing it. We know the snowbirds are back and we know we need to get our economy back up. Now that we’ve completed the cleanup of the hard-hit areas, we’ll be able to focus our resources in the coming weeks, and we need to,” Hodgson said.
Approximately 70,000 trucks were delivered to the Hurricane Ian Satellite facility behind the Golden Gate’s Paradise Sports Complex.
At this point, every home in the county has passed once.
“If you haven’t seen a truck yet, there’s a reason for that. You know the power lines are too low. You need to bring in special equipment to get these loads,” Hodgson said. increase.
The Department of Waste Management told NBC2 that areas with debris can also pose a problem. Did. Those houses were taken over.
“It’s not making us as efficient. We’ll have to move this truck, move it to another location and collect it. It’s a shame we have to leave the trash behind. Continue sorting the materials.” Then we can go around and collect more efficiently,” Hodgson said.
At this point, the waste management department’s goal is to collect all the debris by Thanksgiving.