“Last pass” for Hurricane Michael debris collection will begin March 11 for residents of unincorporated Bay County and the cities of Callaway and Springfield. Property owners in other municipalities of the county should contact their respective cities for information about the final date for debris collection inside those city boundaries.
Debris haulers will begin final pass for debris collection on March 11, and the effort to collect all of the remaining debris is expected to take until mid-April. However, to ensure that debris from a residential property is collected, it should be sorted per FEMA guidelines (see attached) and placed on the right of way by March 10. Starting March 11, haulers and Bay County will provide publicly available mapping with a daily updated list of completed streets.
“We have been working diligently over the last several months to remove huge amounts of debris from the roadways, and we thank the community for their hard work in getting it there,” Bay County Commission Chairman Philip “Griff” Griffitts said. “However, the debris haulers can’t go on indefinitely, and we must set a date for completion and reimbursement. We want to give the public ample warning before ‘last pass,’ and we appreciate everyone’s cooperation.”
All Bay County residents may deliver residential hurricane debris to the Bay County Landfill at no charge with local identification. The landfill is open daily from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.