Due to the widespread amount of debris, the contractor has not been able to provide a set schedule. Single piles of debris can take several trips therefore it is hard for them to determine how long a particular Zone will take and when they can move on to the next Zone. The contractor is working 7 days per week from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. in an effort to move quickly. However the attached list will provide you an idea of where the trucks have been working and should help you determine if they are close to your area.
The contractor has also placed 4 cut trucks in operation to clear "leaners and hangers" which are standing trees or hanging limbs in danger of falling. These trees and limbs must meet certain criteria issued by FEMA in order to be cleared. The debris from these trees and limbs are being placed in the right-of-ways and will be removed by the contractor by a separate haul truck.
Below are some friendly reminders regarding the debris removal process:
- The contractor will only be picking up yard debris (tree limbs, logs, leaves, etc.) and construction debris (fencing, shingles, drywall, etc.) from County maintained roads. Items should be separated into two piles and placed in the right-of-way. Failure to separate will prevent the contractor from picking up any debris at the site as these items are taken to different collection sites.
- Bagged debris or debris in containers will not be picked up. Furthermore, having these types of items mixed into your piles will prevent the contractor from picking up any debris at the site.
- Large limbs and logs may require additional equipment, therefore, this type of debris may be left behind on the first pass
- Appliances and household furniture will not be picked up. These items are accepted at the Nassau County Landfill located at 46026 Landfill Road in Callahan. Please call (904) 530-6700 with questions about the types of items accepted.
- If the contractor visits a particular road and determines that there isn’t enough room in the haul truck to remove it all, they may only pick up a few piles. Just because they visited your road and took some piles does not mean that they are complete. They will return to collect additional piles as soon as possible.
- Cities and Towns have their own contractor to handle debris within their limits. Individuals residing within the City of Fernandina Beach or the Towns of Hilliard of Callahan would need to contact those entities directly with questions or concerns.
As a reminder, two drop off sites have been established for citizens who wish to deliver their debris in lieu of waiting for a contractor, or for those residing on private roads. Both sites will accept vegetative debris free of charge with proof of residency. Neither bagged debris nor construction debris will be accepted at the sites. Contractors are NOT authorized to use these sites:
- Bailey Road Maintenance Yard located at 3163 Bailey Rd in Fernandina Beach. Open seven days per week from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- Hilliard Maintenance Yard located at 37356 Pea Farm Road in Hilliard. Open Saturdays and Sundays from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Once all roads have received a first sweep of vegetative debris, announcements will be made regarding the second sweep of vegetative debris. The contractor has not begun picking up construction debris yet as they are focusing on the widespread vegetative debris.
County Manager's Office