The last day residents can place storm debris for collection is Saturday, Dec. 31. Any storm debris already placed will continue to be collected.
Charlotte County says its debris contractor has increased the number of debris collection units deployed and is in the process of adding units in the coming days.
The county estimates it will collect more than four million cubic yards of debris and believes all debris will be collected by March 2023.
There are four locations open for resident-only storm debris drop-off:
- Placida West Boat Ramp, 12560 Placida Road, Placida
- Florida Street, South County Area, 7000 Florida St., Punta Gorda
- Mid-County Mini-Transfer & Recycling Facility, 19765 Kenilworth Blvd., Port Charlotte
- West Charlotte Mini-Transfer & Recycling Facility, 7070 Environmental Way, Englewood
The locations are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and accept only white goods, storm-related yard or vegetation debris, and construction and demolition debris from residential properties. Trailers cannot exceed 12 feet in length. Contractors and businesses are not allowed to drop off storm debris at the above locations.
The Mid County Mini-Transfer and Recycling Facility is now accepting household hazardous waste and hypodermic needles from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday.