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Storm Debris Collection Begins this Week
The Sunrise City Commission held an emergency meeting on September 15 and took unanimous action to authorize staff to collect hurricane debris in all City communities – including gated communities and communities with private roadways. This effort by the City Commission is intended to protect the health, safety, and welfare of Sunrise residents and to remove undue financial burdens from the residents of Sunrise. 

In order to be eligible, private communities are required to sign a Right-of-Entry agreement with the City. (Please click the link to download, print and sign.) In addition to being mailed or faxed to the City as indicated, the form can be emailed to or hand delivered to City Hall (10770 West Oakland Park Boulevard). For questions regarding the form, please call (954) 746-3431. 

Should a community determine the need to clear their site rapidly, they may do so; however, the City will not be able to obtain reimbursement for the community, and the City will not be responsible for any costs associated with the debris removal or disposal fees. 

FEMA Debris Collection Guidelines

Citywide storm debris collection will begin the week of September 17 and will continue for the foreseeable future. In order to facilitate prompt and thorough pick-up, residents must place their debris curbside, separated into the following piles:

  • Leaves, logs, plants, tree branches (do not bag).
  • Construction & demolition material – carpet, drywall, furniture, lumber, mattresses, fences
  • Appliances – dishwashers, freezers, refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers, water heaters
  • Electronics – computers, radios, stereos, televisions, other devices with a cord
  • Household Hazardous Waste – cleaning supplies, batteries, lawn chemical, oils, oil-based paints, stains and pesticide
Items for collection must be directly related to Hurricane Irma. Contractor-generated materials will not be accepted. Sunrise residents must also follow these guidelines:
  • Storm debris must be placed street-side within 6 feet of the curb.
  • Storm debris must be easily accessible for collection. Do not block it with vehicles, or place it within three feet of any mailbox, basketball goal, fence, general landscaping, etc.
  • Individual items may not be larger than 10 feet in length and 2 feet in diameter.
Please note that regular household trash and recyclables should be placed in their respective green and blue bins, and will be collected, along with bulk trash not related to the storm, by Republic Services.

For additional information regarding the City’s recovery efforts, please visit For additional Hurricane Irma Assistance Information please download. 

Taste of Sunrise logo“Taste of Sunrise” Postponed
The City’s inaugural Taste of Sunrise event, originally scheduled for Friday, September 22, has been postponed due to Hurricane Irma. Stay tuned for a new date, to be announced soon! Previously-purchased tickets will be honored, or guests may request a refund.

Latin FireCelebrate the Arts in the City of Sunrise
Don’t miss these upcoming events at the Sunrise Civic Center Theatre and Amphitheater:

Latin Fire
Saturday, September 23, at 7:00 p.m.
Ranses Colon brings his high-energy show to Sunrise. Enjoy an amazing array of Latin rhythms, including mambos, cha-chas, cumbias, and tangos. You'll be dazzled by dancers as they bring the music to life! Reserved seating: $18 adult, $10 child.

“Phantom of the Opera” and “Les Misérables” – In Concert
Saturday, October 7, at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, October 8, at 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy the music from the haunting Phantom of the Opera – Broadway’s longest-running musical – and the poignant Les Misérables. A stellar cast from Curtain Call Playhouse will perform Music of the Night, Think of Me, Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again, On My Own, I Dreamed A Dream, Bring Him Home, and other favorites. Reserved seating: $18 adult, $10 child.

“Rockin’ Red Riding Hood”
Sunday, October 15, at 2:00 p.m.
Rock along with Little Red, Grandma, Jack Lumber, and B.B. Wolf in this fun musical adaptation of Little Red Riding Hood. The history of rock and roll is creatively woven into the show through original songs that progress in style – from the blues to modern rock. Presented by Atlantic Coast Theatre. Reserved seating: $7 per person. 

Tunes ‘N Trucks Concert: Tribute to Journey
Friday, October 20, at 6:00 p.m.
Sunrise Civic Center Amphitheater
The City’s free outdoor concert series begins with a performance by Odyssey Road – a tribute to Journey. Food trucks start serving at 6:00 p.m. and the band takes the stage at 7:00 p.m. Bring your lawn chair or blanket! Tunes ‘N Trucks is sponsored by Memorial Healthcare System.

Flashback Film: “The Goonies”
Friday, October 27, at 7:00 p.m.
Mikey Walsh and his friends – “the Goonies” – will be forced to move if golf course developers keep buying up their homes. When Mikey finds an ancient treasure map, the Goonies think they can come up with enough cash to save their houses. Will their quest pan out – or will criminals beat them to the gold? Rated PG. PLEASE NOTE: Due to Hurricane Irma, this film was rescheduled from its original screening date of Friday, September 8. Previously-purchased tickets will be honored, or refunds can be requested. Reserved seating: $5 per person (includes popcorn and a drink).

Sunrise Pops in Concert
Sunday, October 29, at 2:00 p.m.
The Sunrise Pops is celebrating its 31st season! Don’t miss the orchestra’s renditions of Broadway tunes, movie themes, light classical and opera favorites, and popular and dance music. Today’s guest artist is Jo Dolce. Upcoming concert dates – all Sundays at 2:00 p.m. – include December 17, February 4, March 18, and May 6. A five-concert subscription is $155 (general reserved) or $170 (premium reserved) per person; single-concert tickets are $35 (general reserved) or $38 (premium reserved).

The Sunrise Civic Center Theatre and Amphitheater are located at 10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard. The Box Office is open Tuesday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; and one hour before shows. Call (954) 747-4646 for information, or purchase tickets online at

Fishing Derby logoKids' Fishing Derby this Sunday,
September 24

This Sunday, September 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., the City – in collaboration wit the Sunrise Bass Club – will host its annual Kids’ Fishing Derby. This event is open to children age 5 to 15. Beginners are welcome, and admission is free! Bring your fishing pole and bait (night crawlers or worms work well). Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Call the Leisure Services Department for additional information: (954) 747-4600.

Trick or Trot medalTrick or Trot 5K and Kids’ Dash Set for October 28
Don't miss the City of Sunrise's inaugural Trick or Trot 5K and Kids' Dash! The race will take place on Saturday, October 28, at Broward County’s beautiful Markham Park (16001 West State Road 84, Sunrise, 33326). Packet pickup will open at 5:45 a.m., and the race will start at 7:30 a.m.

Individual runners, walkers, and families of all ages, skill levels and abilities are welcomed on this USATF-sanctioned route. This is a Halloween-themed race and family-appropriate costumes are encouraged. (Participants with the best costumes will receive special recognition at the end of the race!)

Don’t wait to register! Early-bird pricing is in effect now: It’s just $15 to sign up for the 5K, and $10 for the Kids’ Dash (for children 10 and under). Participants will receive a tech t-shirt and a commemorative medal.

Proceeds will benefit the Paralyzed Veterans of America (Florida Chapter), as well as the City of Sunrise’s Social Services programs. For additional information, and to register, visit
Last updated: 9/22/2017 12:56:17 PM