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Storm debris drop site closing to public

Citrus County's temporary Maylen Avenue storm debris disposal site will stop accepting debris from residents on Saturday. The county's storm debris contractor will be using the site as its large trucks return from curbside debris pickups. Residents will be restricted from the area for safety. Beginning next week, residents can take vegetative and residential construction debris to the Central Landfill on State Road 44 in Lecanto, where tipping fees will be charged. Residents also can take debris to privately operated, fee-charging disposal sites. They include Citrus Sand and Debris,County Road 486 in Crystal River; Sandland Enterprises of Florida, U.S. 41 in Holder; and R.I.P. Inc., Grover Cleveland Boulevard in Homosassa. The county's storm debris contractor will continue picking up residential and business debris for free from every publicly accessible curb in the county. County officials said residents need to separate their storm-related vegetative and construction debris into two piles and leave them at their curbs. The contractor will only come by each street once, and county officials asked residents to be patient as the cleanup is expected to take weeks.

Correction

The number of registered voters in Citrus County has increased by about 10,000 since the 2000 presidential election. A story in Tuesday's Citrus Times gave an incorrect time span.

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