Washington County sets deadlines for debris removal

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Washington County is setting new deadlines for their debris removal.

County Administrator Jeff Massey said in a press conference Monday that starting May 1, there will be no new debris picked up, meaning residents cannot put any new debris in the right of way after May 1.

The county will pick up the debris that was already there throughout the month of May as they move through the county.

The original last pass date for Washington County was April 15 but officials say they understand some extra debris may have surfaced after the initial final pass date and they’ll work to be as flexible as they can.

Massey said, “Any time you have this kind of endeavor there’s going to be situations that come up that you have to be flexible in how you handle them. We are flexible. Our goal is to make Washington County cleaned up and our right of ways cleaned up by May 31st.”

Massey says they’ve picked up around 1.3 million cubic yards of debris in Washington County.