Debris Removal

After clearing over 1,100 public and private roadways and ensuring that school bus routes and bus stops are safe for students, Public Works and the County’s debris contractors have transitioned to neighborhood debris removal as of last Sunday.

There are 35 debris removal trucks currently operating in the five collection zones. A map of debris collection activities and operations is available on the EIP at: As a result of the lessons learned from Hurricane Hermine and Tropical Storm Irma, the County’s debris collections map has been modified to mirror Waste Pro’s collection zones for a seamless transition to normal yard waste collections. Another enhanced feature to this online tool is an interactive map. The map on the EIP now allows residents to zoom in to find their neighborhood, enter a street address to identify what zone they are in, click on a zone to find out what areas in that zone are currently being served, or determine whether their debris collection will be served by the City.

Upon the completion of the first pass for debris collection county-wide, a second pass will commence by zone to ensure that all of the debris has been removed from the roadways. The County’s EIP will be updated accordingly to provide the latest information on debris removal efforts.

In addition to the helpful tips available on the EIP for residents to organize and safely place debris at the curb, the map and debris collection information will be updated every two-to-three days. Staff and the County’s contractors will be working weekends to ensure that all storm-related debris is picked up in a timely manner and to regularly update the EIP. The EIP will be updated every two to three days.

FEMA Assistance

Leon County has been designated for Individual Assistance for damages caused by Hurricane Michael, meaning county and city residents are now eligible to apply with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for funds to help recover.
Individual Assistance provides a broad range of disaster assistance resources to eligible residents, such as the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged homes. Families impacted by Hurricane Michael can also apply for additional financial support for child care, medical, dental, vehicle damage and damages to essential household items.
Residents who have suffered damage directly related to Hurricane Michael are encouraged to file a claim with their insurance right away.
To apply for Individual Disaster Assistance, visit or call 1-800-621-3362. Residents without internet access can visit any Leon County library or City of Tallahassee community center.
The deadline to apply is December 10, 2018.
For more information, visit

Status Report

•As of Wednesday, October 17, Leon County has collected more than 610 truckloads of debris from residents and businesses, amounting to more than 7,700 tons collected.

•Leon County homeowners are now eligible for Operation Blue Roof, a State of Florida, FEMA, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers program to perform temporary repairs on roofs to help those affected by disaster make permanent repairs later. For the most current information, please visit the USACE Blue Roof website at or call 1-888-ROOF-BLU (1-888-766-3258).

•To help the community rebuild after Hurricane Michael, Leon County will waive building permit fees for storm-related repairs. Citizens and contractors may begin storm related repairs immediately and apply for the necessary permits afterwards and removal of storm-damaged trees. Those interested in the waiver should contact Leon County Development Support and Environmental Management at (850) 606-1300 / .