According to Martin County Florida’s website, Hurricane Irma generated the equivalent of a year and a half’s worth of debris, or nearly 150,000 cubic yards.
In Indian River County’s unincorporated areas, it is estimated there was enough created to fill a truck more than 6 miles long.
The St. Lucie County Solid Waste Division expected to collect 50,000 cubic yards of materials when all totaled. The City of Port St. Lucie originally estimated that Hurricane Irma left about 70,000 cubic yards, or 19,000 tons, of vegetative debris. That amount has already been collected, therefore the estimates have been revised. The City now estimates Hurricane Irma left 110,000 cubic yards, or 29,700 tons, of vegetative debris. City residents can track the collection status on this zone map.
Harder-hit Collier County may haul off up to 10 million cubic yards
Crews are working hard to collect this vegetative debris in all residential areas of the unincorporated Counties, including private and gated communities.
Multiple passes of hurricane debris collection will occur in all areas.
Martin County officials expect the project’s collection phase to wrap up by October 31, 2017.
Martin County residents can track the status of debris collection in all geographic zones via Martin County’s “Debris Completion Map”.