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Monroe County’s contractor completed collection Monday of hurricane debris in the Doctors Arm neighborhood of Big Pine Key. CAMMY CLARK/Monroe County

Monroe County’s contractor is completing the final pass on Big Pine Key and is expecting to be completed within a day or two. This will mark the end of collection on land of more than 2.5 million cubic yards of Hurricane Irma debris and more than 20,000 destroyed large appliances in the Florida Keys.

All that remains on land is primarily collection along the Avenues of Big Pine Key. All other areas are completed in the Keys, with the exception of a few small locations.

REMINDER: It is illegal to put hurricane debris along all roads in the Keys.

Residents and business owners can put what fits into your regular solid waste or yard waste bins for collection by your regular haulers. You also can call your regular haulers for special pickup, which may come with a fee.

Monroe County residents still can bring their own residential hurricane debris to one of the County’s three transfer stations for free disposal. But this won’t last indefinitely, so now is a good time to finish up any remaining hurricane debris removal around your property.

For contractors and landscapers, the fee for disposal at County transfer stations always has been $123.50 per ton.


8 am. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Cudjoe Key: Blimp Road, turn at MM 21.5 off U.S. 1, 305-745-2513

Long Key: Mile Marker 68 on Overseas Highway, 305-664-2263 or 305-664-2269

Key Largo, 11100 County Road 905, 305-367-4236

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