Homestead Hurricane Debris Removal - South Dade News Leader: Community News | South Dade News Leader | Miami Dade County

Not you?||
Logout|My Account

Homestead Hurricane Debris Removal

Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017 12:00 am

The City of Homestead continues to remove massive amounts of debris after Hurricane Irma’s winds left thousands of trees down on both public and private property.  The amount of debris the City is removing each day is equal to what the City typically collects each month. 

  The City has more than 50 debris removal trucks with associated crews working in every area of Homestead.

   The first phase of the cleanup effort was to clear debris off main roadways to make them passable by moving the debris to the side of the road for later pickup.  All main and secondary roadways were made passable by Thursday, September 14, 2017. 

  The second phase of the cleanup consists of removing all debris from the City’s 130 miles of roadway.  Substantial progress has already been made and the City is hoping the first round of collection will be complete within the next 2-3 weeks.  Once the first round is complete, additional collections will continue through neighborhoods until all storm-generated debris has been removed.

  Residents placing debris out for pickup must separate Landscape Debris such as leaves, branches, and trees from Other Debris.  Trees and branches should be cut into sections less than four feet long.  Any debris that is not Landscape Debris such as fences, furniture, tires, garbage, or other typical bulky waste must be in a separate pile.  Piles must be placed clear of any obstacles such as fire hydrants, vehicles, mailboxes, trees, or garbage enclosures.

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
  • 2 Don't Threaten or Abuse. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. AND PLEASE TURN OFF CAPS LOCK.
  • 3 Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
  • 4 Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 5 Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Welcome to the discussion.