Second Pass of Storm Debris Pickup Begins Today

The first pass of storm debris pickup in Hernando County is nearly complete on all public and approved private roads. Haulers will begin the second pass the week of November 6, 2017. Second pass will include collection of vegetative and construction/demolition debris. Residents should separate and place all remaining storm debris in the right-of-way along the road to ensure pickup.

Residents may also notice haulers clearing damaged tree limbs to prevent them from being future hazards.

Grubbs Emergency Services and Tag Grinding have been working 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week with a combined total of 31 trucks. They have collected nearly 77,000 cubic yards of debris to date. Please be patient during debris pickup as heavy equipment is in use and could temporarily delay the traffic flow.

Homeowner’s associations/private communities must fill out the Right of Entry form to be eligible for debris pickup. This form is located at The form must be completed and returned to Hernando County Government at 20 N Main Street, Suite 263, Brooksville, Florida 34601 or emailed to

As a reminder, do not place debris in the roadway, on sidewalks, in front of mail boxes or fire hydrants. Be sure to separate vegetative debris (tree limbs, brush, etc.) from other construction/demolition debris. Haulers will collect individual pieces of debris up to a maximum of 20 feet in length.

Residents affected by Withlacoochee River flooding:
To allow residents affected by flooding additional time to get their debris to the curb, haulers will collect all vegetative, construction/demolition debris after the second pass has been completed.


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