Hurricane Irma Recovery Updates and Information

The City of Miramar staff continues to work tirelessly and diligently to ensure our services to you are being met.  We are committed to you and this City, with efforts dedicated to vital services, water resources, clearing of roads and debris, electricity restoration, functioning traffic signals, transportation, social services, and other areas of safety. 

Hurricane Irma Recovery UpdatesWe are also working on waste, recycling, storm-related debris collection and the resumption of normal bulk collection operations. Crews have been working extended hours to ensure that routes for the day are completed. 

The City of Miramar's First Pass of STORM DEBRIS COLLECTION will soon be completed. Crews have completed the First Pass of collection services in Zones 1-14, 16, 19-21 and 24.  Crews are active in Zones 15-18 and 22-23 with an anticipated completion date of Tuesday, October 10, 2017. 

The purpose of this First Pass of STORM DEBRIS COLLECTION is for a "rough clean" of the vegetative debris placed curbside for collection and does not include, for example, the raking of leaves or an entire clean sweep.  The City asks that you partner with us in the recovery of leaves and small twigs that may not have been collected by the large and heavy equipment used to perform the First Pass activities. The leaves and small twigs can be re-piled curbside for collection during the Second Pass, or placed in bags for collection during your regularly scheduled bulk collection; however, do not place bags or bulk items with your hurricane debris; they must remain separate (click here for information on Separating Your Debris).

Crews will begin performing the Second Pass of STORM DEBRIS COLLECTION of all eligible storm generated debris beginning this week, Monday, October 9, 2017. Second Pass Storm Debris Collection includes the removal of any additional vegetative debris not collected during the First Pass.

Do not place storm generated debris in bags, as they are not acceptable under FEMA guidelines.

  • The City will be reinstating REGULAR BULK COLLECTIONS on Monday, October 23rd in Zone 19, and will proceed following the regular schedule (click here to view regular schedule). 
  • Any large items unrelated to Hurricane Irma - furniture, appliances, carpeting, etc. must be piled separately from storm debris for collection on your regularly-scheduled BULK COLLECTION pickup day. 


  • Residents are encouraged to please give WASTE COLLECTION VEHICLES ample road space to reduce risks and increase the efficiency of the debris removal.
  • The City of Miramar is not authorized to collect debris in all Private and Gated Communities, but is working closely with HOAs to coordinate debris collection. If HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATIONS have preexisting agreements with the City to enter private communities to collect storm generated debris, those collections will also begin. If no previous agreement is in place, Management offices are asked to contact City officials at (954) 602-HELP (4357).
  • Hurricane Irma Structural and/or Tree Permit Fees Waived

Businesses and homeowners are eligible for permit fee waivers for all hurricane-related structural or tree applications received between September 5, 2017 and November 4, 2017. In addition to ensuring compliance with the Florida Building Code, the building permit process provides verification of contractor licenses and insurance.  

In an effort to stay informed with up-to-date information, Residents should call (954) 602-HELP (4357), check the City's website of official city social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @CityOfMiramar. Residents can also signup to get emergency alerts at CivicReady.