ECUA sets June 16 as end date for free flood debris collection

Press Release: Under normal circumstances, the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA) does not collect construction and demolition (C&D) debris without an additional charge. However, since the historic flooding of April 29-30, the ECUA Board elected to waive normal policy and collect flood debris free-of-charge, in order to help ECUA customers with the clean-up of their homes as quickly as possible. From the beginning of the ECUA’s debris collection effort on May 3, to Saturday, May 24, 2014, ECUA crews collected 473 loads of debris — over 2,447.8 tons of materials — from our residential sanitation customers.

After June 16, 2014, normal ECUA policy regarding the collection of C&D materials will be back in force, and materials such as sheetrock, lumber, flooring, etc. will be collected with an additional charge. Once materials are placed at the curb, ECUA customers may contact ECUA Customer Service at 476-0480 to request a quote for C&D debris removal. The ECUA can also provide roll off containers and Dumpsters™ for removal of debris at an additional charge. Furniture and other large non-construction related items will continue to be collected weekly after June 16, 2014, free-of-charge, as part of the ECUA’s bulk waste collection program.