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Post Hurricane Irma Updates
Final Update

As of Tuesday, November 28, 2017, the Public Works Department has picked up all Irma Storm Debris. At this time, the regular yard debris route will go back into effect. Residents may refer to the weekly updated map on the Yard Debris page of the City’s website. Located Here. We appreciate the patience of our residents while the City was diligently working getting our City cleaned up and back to normal operations. 


  • Pasco County Storm Related Debris 
    • Pasco County is picking up storm related debris curbside from residents who are in need of disposing damaged items. Residents must report these items via Pasco County's website. Should the County determine the debris left for pickup is not storm related, it will be the homeowner's responsibility for disposal. Residents may go through their homeowner's insurance through their claim process, go to the Pasco County Landfill, or contact their Private Waste Hauler for a special pickup. Currently, the Pasco County Landfill has waived tipping fees due to Hurricane Irma. 
  • Duke Energy Power Outages
    • Duke Energy requests that if you or someone you know is still without power due to Hurricane Irma to please call 1-800-228-8485 to report the outage again.
  • Returning Sandbags
    • City residents may return sandbags to the Fleet Warehouse between the hours of 7:00AM-4:00PM, with the exception of 12:00PM-1:00PM Monday-Friday. The address of the Fleet Warehouse is 6420 Pine Hill Road.
  • City Parks & Recreation and Aquatic Center Update:
    • The City is pleased to announce that all City parks are open, however there may be some portions of each park closed due to power outages or storm related maintenance. For Sims Park, the Splash Pad is shut down due to storm related maintenance. The Grey Preserve low lying areas are not accessible due to rise of the Pithlachascotee River elevation during high tides. The Recreation & Aquatic Center is now open.

Please check frequently, as updates to the conditions will be posted.

  • Drinking Water:
    • To all New Port Richey Water customers, the effects of Hurricane Irma had no water quality effects to the New Port Richey water system. All drinking water is safe to consume directly from your tap. Should you have any additional questions you may contact the Public Works department at (727) 841-4536

  • Trash Collection:
    • Notice from the Public Works Department. Effectively immediately for residential household waste, trash haulers will be picked on your next regular scheduled day. For all City residents, that currently have household trash collection picked up by waste haulers at the rear of their property off of alleys, should that alley be blocked due to a fallen tree, please place your trash in the front yard, street side, so the waste haulers may pick up the trash on your regularly scheduled day. When disposing spoiled food from refrigerators and freezers be mindful of the wildlife it attracts, and transfer everything into trash bags inside your closed trash cans. 
    • Secondly, keep in mind, although Trash Collection will begin normal operations due to the high volume of household collection your timing may still be delayed, for example, if you have a normal morning pickup, your waste may be collected in the afternoon.

  • Generator Safety
    • As Electric Companies strive to get power restored remember to practice generator safety to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Do not use generators indoors, as carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless, poisonous gas that can cause sudden illness and death if present in sufficient concentration in the ambient air.
    • For Safety Tips visit http://www.floridahealth.gov/environmental-health/carbon-monoxide/index.html

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  • Yard Debris Pick Up
    • If you are doing outside clean up your property, please remember to stay hydrated and drink plenty of fluids. If you are using a chainsaw and cutting fallen trees and branches, please be mindful of downed power lines.

Residents may place all yard debris cut on your property to the right of way and public works will be by to collect them. Residents will not be allowed to drop their debris off at Public Works, due to FEMA documentation and permitting, however if residents do not want to wait on Public Works brush pickup they may take their debris to the County Landfill. At this time, Pasco County has waived fees at their East and West Transfer Sites.

    • West Pasco Landfill - 14230 Hays Road, Shady Hills, FL 34610
    • (727) 856-0119

Due to Hurricane Irma, Public Works will have an additional crew onsite for pickup.

Crew #1 will start in the Heights Neighborhood and proceed east and move north.

Crew #2 will start in the Northeast Neighborhood (north side City Limits) and will proceed west and south. 

Please look at the site debris map to get the daily schedule of crews track. For those residents  who have not had the opportunity to pick up their debris, Public works will continue this accelerated schedule until all storm related debris has been picked up.

Click here for enlarged map!