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Debris Removal October Update

Posted October 6th, 2017

City of Winter Haven Public Works Director Troy Tinch provided the City Commission with an update on storm debris removal at the October 4 City Commission Agenda Review meeting. Debris collection is on schedule with plans to complete the first pass inside the City limits by late November.

The City has nine debris collection trucks to augment the contractors working to collect area debris. To clear the debris in an orderly fashion, the City divided Winter Haven into four quadrants and dispenses trucks from the center of the city outwardly to collect the debris seven days a week, 12 hours a day. As of October 4, City of Winter Haven crews have traveled 31% or 53 miles of city roads collecting more than 8,400 cubic yards of debris. County contracted debris removal trucks have added to this number by collecting an additional 10-15% of local debris.

An interactive map is posted on the City’s website to better illustrate the collection process and the current status of debris pick up. Go to and click on the Emergency Information link at the very top of the page. Scroll down to the Refuse and Debris Removal section to view the process map. Click the map to explore an interactive illustration of the roadways in the City that have received service.  Please call the Public Works Solid Waste Division a call at 291-5757 with questions.