Storm Debris Removal

The Village of Tequesta Public Works Department is in charge of storm debris removal, and has a specific process in place based on priorities set forth in the Post Disaster Hurricane Plan.  In order to be better prepared for the effects of a major natural disaster the Village has entered into pre-positioned agreements with a nationally known debris management contractor.

While the goal is to complete the debris removal from public roads and rights-of-ways as quickly as possible after activation of the contract, please keep in mind that collection of storm debris is ongoing, and may take somewhat longer.  To help ensure that debris is collected in the most efficient, safe, and timely manner, we ask residents to separate debris at the curbside/right-of-way by debris type as follows:

Debris types (depending upon storm severity)

  • Vegetative Debris – includes shrubs, palm fronds, tree trimmings, grass and leaves, twigs or cut up branches.
  • Construction & Demolition Debris – materials relating directly to construction or demolition of buildings, such as cement, dry-wall, glass, insulation, concrete blocks, etc.
  • White Goods – appliances, including refrigerators, ranges, washing machines, clothes dryers, freezers, microwave ovens, air conditioners, etc.
  • E-Goods – Electronics, including TVs, computers, stereos, phones, DVD players, etc.
Comprehensive information on storm debris removal from our Public Works Director