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Cape Coral Collects 2M Cubic Yards of Hurricane Debris

December 21, 2022

The City of Cape Coral's debris hauler has removed more than 2 million cubic yards of hurricane debris from the streets, nearly six times the amount of debris removed after Hurricane Irma.

Two million cubic yards of debris would:

  • Fill 25 miles of Cape Coral's canals*
  • Fill EPCOT's Spaceship Earth 30 times
  • Cover 314 football fields with 3 feet of debris.


Crews have cleared debris from 1,400 miles of Cape Coral roads, approximately the distance from Cape Coral, FL, to Boston, MA.

Cape Coral's debris contractor has removed 42,984 truckloads from roadways since debris collection began on October 5. The City began clearing debris from canals on Monday, November 7, and has removed 3,118 truckloads, totaling 125,511 cubic yards.

Crews will continue to collect debris, and additional passes will be conducted as needed, especially in areas with severe flooding. Residents can track debris collection progress here: Interactive Debris Map.

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*This number is based on an average canal width of 70' by an average depth of 7'.