County residents can now check the status of Hurricane Sally debris removal online at https://arcg.is/0LiHym. The GIS dashboard features a current work zone map, cumulative total of debris removed and tally of days remaining in the contract. The information is updated daily after 11 a.m.
Ceres Environmental, the county’s hurricane debris removal contractor, has more than 40 crews removing debris, sunup to sundown, seven days a week, weather permitting. With an estimated 900,000 cubic yards of vegetative debris and 150,000 cubic yards of construction/demolition debris on the county’s 5,000 roads, cleanup is expected to take 90 days. The first pass of the contracted three passes may take up to five weeks. A notice will be sent after the first pass is completed and prior to the final pass. Subscribe to county news and information updates at www.santarosa.fl.gov/list.aspx.
Residents who do not wish to wait for the debris haulers to remove their vegetative debris may take it to Central Landfill, 6337 Da Lisa Rd. in Milton at no cost, Mon. through Sat., 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., until further notice. Treated lumber is not vegetative debris.
The debris removal is for residents only, not businesses. Residents are asked not to put non-hurricane debris (bagged lawn clippings, household garbage, old furniture or broken appliances not related to the storm) in debris piles and should contact their waste hauler to schedule a bulk waste pickup or take it to Central Landfill for a fee. Likewise, residents should not to put hurricane debris in trash or recycling cans as waste haulers are not responsible for hurricane debris.
Report any debris blocking drainage infrastructure or roads, via the citizen work request form, by calling 850-626-0191 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Santa Rosa County requires all homeowners associations representing private or gated subdivisions or roads execute a right of entry and hold harmless form before debris can be removed from those premises. The right of entry/hold harmless form can be found at https://bit.ly/2EVKSlW and must be completed by an authorized representative and emailed to MalloryW@santarosa.fl.gov. For questions, contact the county attorney's office, 850-983-1857.
The City of Gulf Breeze and City of Milton have their own debris hauler contracts; visit their websites for more information.