Begin gathering debris and place it in two piles in the county right of way; one pile for yard debris (limbs, palm frawns, etc) and one pile for construction debris (fencing, shingles, drywall, etc.). REMEMBER THAT THE DEBRIS CANNOT BE BAGGED! PER FEMA GUIDELINES, THE CONTRACTOR MUST BE ABLE TO SEE WHAT IS IN THE PILES OR IT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AT THE COLLECTION CENTERS. BAGGED DEBRIS, MIXED PILES OF DEBRIS, AND DEBRIS IN TRASH CANS WILL NOT BE PICKED UP.
FEMA does not allow the county to pick up debris on private roads so if you reside on a private road or in a private subdivision, you will be responsible for removing debris. Additionally, the County will not be providing debris pickup for commercial properties or apartment complexes. Nassau County residents can drop-off their debris for free to a county collection site (location and hours of operation to be announced) with proof of residency. Those residing in private subdivisions will need to consult with their HOA to determine if they will provide cleanup for your neighborhood. CONTRACTORS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO USE THE DROP OFF LOCATIONS. Residents can also burn yard debris in accordance with burn guidelines issued by the Florida Dept of Agriculture.
Note: if you live in the city or town limits, you will need to contact your municipality directly about debris removal.The county contractor will only remove debris from the county limits on county maintained roads.
Additional info to follow regarding collection schedules and debris drop off sites.
County Manager's Office