Last pass for debris collection in unincorporated Bay County and the cities of Mexico Beach, Parker, Callaway, and Springfield began Monday, March 11, and is expected to take up to five weeks to complete. Bay County residents may continue to drop storm-related debris at the Bay County Landfill, located 11411 Landfill Road in West Bay, at no charge.
FOR RESIDENTS OF UNINCORPORATED BAY COUNTY:
Beginning March 11, residents of unincorporated Bay County may visit the app linked below to view an interactive map outlining where debris collection has taken place. Roads that have yet to be picked up are shaded red, and those that have been collected will be shaded green. As the collections are made, signage will be posted on the roadside indicating that last pass has occurred, and photos of the completed roadway will be posted to the app. Dozens of trucks will be working over four to five weeks to complete last pass, and they will begin in areas that were least affected by the storm -- such as the West End of Panama City Beach -- in an effort to give residents in the worst-affected areas the maximum amount of time available to remove debris. Only debris that has been removed by individual property owners or nonprofit organizations is eligible for FEMA reimbursement and should be placed on the right of way. Problems related to illegal dumping on the right of way on roads that have already been completed will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.
Bay County has collected more than 7.5 million cubic yards of debris in the unincorporated areas alone, and an estimated total of 15 million cubic yards of debris has been collected countywide.