Over 250,000 cubic yards or 62,500 tons collected to date – more than the county’s annual average collection
HILLSBORO COUNTY, FLORIDA (November 3, 2022) – Contract crews with Hillsborough County and Hillsborough County employees continue to collect debris from Hurricane Ian. The county is urging residents to be patient with this process as disaster debris contractors work 24/7 to collect debris as quickly and safely as possible.
More than 250,000 cubic yards of debris, equivalent to 62,500 tons, were recovered from unincorporated Hillsboro County right-of-way. To put this amount into perspective, the county collects an average of 45,000 to 50,000 tons of curb waste annually. Beyond what was collected from the right-of-way, an additional 39,000 cubic yards were received at the county’s temporary residential storm debris drop-off sites.
Despite these efforts, significant amounts of debris still remain uncollected in the eastern and southern parts of the county, which were more severely affected by Hurricane Ian. The county now expects the majority of residents to clear the debris by the end of November. However, some routes may continue to operate until December.
To help clean up after Hurricane Ian, here are some guidelines to help Hillsborough County residents.
Residential storm debris drop-off site
Residents may bring their yard debris to any of the four residential storm debris dump sites in the county six days a week, Monday through Saturday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The site has been closed since Saturday 19th November, Regular Yard Waste Facility locations and hours will resume.
The county’s four residential storm debris drop-off sites are:
- Northwest County, 8001 W. Linebaugh Ave., Tampa, FL 33625
- South County, 13000 US 41, Gibsonton, FL 33534
- Hillsborough Heights, 6209 County Road 579, Seffner, FL 33584
- Falkenburg Yard Waste Site, 350 Falkenburg Rd., Tampa, FL 33619
Residents must present valid Florida ID to receive complimentary garden waste disposal. Residents must empty bagged waste to dispose of it, as plastic bags can damage multi-processing equipment.
Large curbside collection of storm-related debris
In Hillsborough County, a contracted disaster debris hauler continues to collect storm debris from a large yard. Residents should have already put storm debris on the curb. Piles of leaves and small twigs should be placed in bags or containers and collected by the roadside by regular waste haulers. The county does not enter private property to clear debris.
If your contracted disaster debris hauler has already collected storm debris from your residence, do not put other yard debris on the curb. Meets standard garden waste size and installation regulations For collection by weekly garbage service providers.
Regular street parking waste collection
Regular roadside garbage collection continues. Click here for collection datesPiles of leaves and small twigs should be placed in bags or containers and collected by the roadside by regular waste haulers.New garden waste being laid out for collection Must meet standard garden waste size and setting rules.
Private Gated Community – Required Entry Form Rights
Private Gated Community Leaders are Retain Entry Rights and Harmless Agreement To seek federal funding for the costs of county services to private communities.
Commercial disposal of yard waste
Commercial businesses and landscapers may bring their yard waste to two yard waste disposal sites throughout the county: 8001 W. Linebaugh Ave., Tampa, FL 33625 and 13000 US 41, Gibsonton, FL 33534.
As of October 1, the new disposal fee is $44.55 per ton.
Residents should be aware that open burning of residential yard waste and household waste and garbage is prohibited in Hillsborough County, and dumping rubbish on public roads is considered illegal dumping.
Please contact Hillsborough County Solid Waste Management for more information. (813) 272-5680 or visit HCFLGov.net/SolidWasteAlso HCFLGov.net/StormDebris.