Here's a Central Florida county-by-county list of vegetative debris pickup schedules after Hurricane Irma. Some municipalities also are encouraging residents to use debris dropoff sites.
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Solid Waste Management will begin Irma debris collection as trucks arrive on the weekend of Sept. 23-24. The collection will cover all unincorporated areas of Brevard County and the following municipalities that have joined Brevard County Government in an inter-local agreement: Indialantic, Indian Harbor Beach, Grant-Valkaria, City of Cocoa, Melbourne Beach, Satellite Beach, West Melbourne and Melbourne Village.
Residents may also bring their yard waste and construction and demolition materials to one of the county disposal locations:
- Mockingbird Way Mulching Facility, 3600 South Street, Titusville, FL
- Central Disposal Facility, 2250 Adamson Rd, Cocoa, FL
- Sarno Road Landfill, 3379 Sarno Road, Melbourne, FL
Melbourne has started its debris pickup on Monday and stated it is believe that "the debris removal process to take a few months. Contractors will be working seven days a week, 12 hours a day to collect only disaster-generated debris." Read Melbourne's complete debris guidelines here.
Debris pickup in the unincorporated areas of the county will start Thursday, Sept. 21.
“We expect it will take less than 30 days to complete the pickup,” stated County Engineer Faith Alkhatib. “The debris removal will be done in zones based on location, and will begin with vegetative debris.”
Only debris from Irma will be collected. Those zone areas are:
- Zone 1 — East of Interstate 95, north of State Road 100
- Includes: Beverly Beach and Marineland
- It does not include: private roads and private communities
- Zone 2 — East of Interstate 95, south of State Road 100
- It does not include: private roads and private communities
- Zone 3 — West of U.S. 1
Household hazardous waste and electronics will not be picked up curbside and should be brought to the drop-off center located at 1700 South Old Kings Rd., from Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
There will be a second pass made to the flooded areas of unincorporated Flagler County to collect construction debris, such as: drywall, lumber, carpet furniture and plumbing. White goods, such as refrigerators, stoves, water heaters, dishwashers, washer and dryers and air conditioners will also be collected at this time.
A Lake County official told News 13 that debris pick up has already begun throughout the county and it will end "until everybody's cleaned up."
The county will not charge residents for storm-related debris pickup. Residents may bring storm-related vegetative debris to the Central Landfill Facility or convenience centers for disposal for free.
In addition, all residential disposal fees have been suspended until Monday, Oct. 2, 2017.
Marion County government explained to News 13 that debris pickup has already begun in unincorporated areas of the county, but no end date was given. Debris will be picked up twice, but there was no date given as to when it will end.
It was advised that Irma-related debris should be left on the side of the road and not in the road and that debris should not be bagged or mixed with other trash.
For more information, call: 352-671-8686
For debris information, please call: 352-245-7021
Debris pick up has began in Dunnellon.
Storm debris will be picked up by the city's contractor along city maintained roads. Only one pass will be made. It is important that between now and Monday, Sept. 18., all storm debris is placed in the city right of way. Do not place in the road, blocking sidewalks, storm drains, on top of meter boxes, phone boxes or near fire hydrants.
Please separate storm debris at curbside by type: vegetative, building materials, etc.
For debris information, please call: 352-591-1047
Debris pickup has started, and the cleanup process is expected to last approximately 30 to 60 days.
Residents are asked to separate hurricane debris into three separate piles as listed below. Hurricane debris should not be placed in any containers or bags, and the street should be clear and open to traffic.
- Vegetative debris
- Construction and demolition debris (carpet, furniture, roof shingles, etc.)
- Electrical appliances
Residential homes that have hurricane debris awaiting pickup should not mix regular yard waste with hurricane debris. Residential properties clear of hurricane debris but generate normal yard waste will have their yard waste collected on a regular schedule, which resumed Monday, Sept. 18. Residential collection for household garbage and recycling also resumed a normal collection schedule Monday, Sept. 18.
Crowder-Gulf, a debris-removal contractor, will make several passes through each neighborhood in the city limits, about 10 to 14 days apart, to allow residents time to move their hurricane debris to the edge of the road. Crowder-Gulf crews will be working 12 hours a day, seven days a week. The city of Ocala and Crowder-Gulf are not permitted to go onto private property to cut or remove hurricane debris.
For debris information, please call: 352-591-4095
“The volume of yard debris throughout the county is very large, so please keep in mind that it may be several days before a debris team arrives in your community” officials say.
Orange County is anticipating completing debris pickup in eight weeks; a definitive end date has not been announced.
Debris pickup is for residents in unincorporated Orange.
Debris drop-off sites are:
- Barnett Park — 4801 W Colonial Drive
- Conway Water Treatment Plant — 3590 Manatee St.
- Cypress Grove Park — 290 Holden Ave.
- Fort Christmas Park — 1300 Fort Christmas Rd.
- Harrell Road — 8503 Trevarthon Rd.
- Meadow Woods Park — 1751 Rhode Island Woods Cir.
- Northwest Water Reclamation Facility — 701 W McCormick Rd.
- Rose Place Park — 8200 Old Winter Garden Rd.
- Across from Renaissance Senior Center — 3800 S. Econlockhatchee Tr.
- West Beach Park Addition — 9227 Winter Garden Vineland Rd.
- Zellwood Maintenance Unit — 3500 Golden Gem Rd.
Maitland issued the following information about debris pick up:
- The city said it will try to collect debris moving east to west in Maitland, collecting debris in the hardest hit areas first.
- Based on the volume of debris, collection of all vegetative debris could take several weeks. It may be several days before a debris team even arrives in your area.
- Vegetative storm debris includes tree limbs, branches and other organic debris, and it should be separated from storm-related construction debris such as shingles, fencing, lumber, drywall, etc. Mixed debris will not be picked up.
- Debris should be placed in the right of way (as close to the road as possible) for bulk collection. Please do not pile the debris in the roadway or near fire hydrants.
- If the debris hauler has come through your neighborhood and you were missed, email email@example.com.
- Maitland has a complete list of tips here.
"Over the next 30 to 60 days, the City will make multiple cycles throughout the City to pick up yard debris. Debris should be placed on the curb and not in the street or blocking sidewalks. Items placed in the street can block access for solid waste trucks and clog storm drains," the city stated.
Winter Park vegetative debris pickup is expected to take 45-60 days, the city said. Yard waste (bagged and containerized) will be collected on Wednesdays and Saturdays until all debris is picked up. For noncontainerized debris, crews will work 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. On the weekend of Sept. 23-24, the city is aiming to clear heavily traveled roads. All roads will get two passes. The city is still working through the first pass for noncontainerized vegetative debris. For updates, go to cityofwinterpark.org/debris.
Collection will begin in the areas of the greatest impact (generally the western portions of the county) and then move through the county.
City of St. Cloud and Osceola County have provided a city-owned property at 2350 Canoe Creek Road in St. Cloud, one mile south of U.S. 192, for debris dropoff. The site is monitored by the county’s contracted debris-monitoring company, and residents must show a valid photo ID, such as a driver license, or a billing statement that includes the resident’s county home address. The site is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Collection throughout the city of St. Cloud should be completed within three to four weeks.
The debris hotline is 855-866-5650 and is being staffed 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Seminole County is opening four citizen drop-off locations. These sites are for citizens that live in unincorporated Seminole County and would like to drop-off vegetative storm debris. Construction and demolition debris, including fencing, will not be accepted.
After utility companies have the personnel to support clearing lines from trees, the county maintained roads will then begin debris removal. Residents are advised to follow debris removal guidelines as illustrated in the picture to ensure their debris is removed.
Volusia County will collect storm debris in unincorporated areas and on county roads located in cities beginning Wednesday, Sept. 20.
Unincorporated areas are outside city limits. Residents should bring storm debris to the public right of way and the area that extends from the street to the sidewalk, ditch, utility pole or easement.
Additional Volusia County information can be found here. Click here to see a map to determine which agency maintains certain roads and who is responsible for debris collection.
Edgewater trucks will begin to pick up debris on Tuesday, Sept. 19. Residents should put all debris on the curb to be collected during the first pass.
No vegetative debris should be bagged and no hazardous waste will be picked up. Anyone with questions can call: 386-424-2400, ext: 4007.
Lake Helen: The city will collect storm debris within the city beginning Thursday, Sept. 21. Debris haulers will not pick up storm debris that is in bags or mixed with normal household garbage. City residents may bring debris to the old city landfill (off Ohio on Orange Avenue) through Wednesday, Sept. 27. The drop-off hours are from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. The landfill is closed Sunday, Sept. 24. Proof of residency is required. Only vegetation will be accepted. Questions: Contact City Hall at 386-228-2121.
Ormond Beach: Debris removal contractors are working throughout the city. It is estimated it will take up to 20 days to complete the first pass. The city's contractor, Crowder Gulf, began debris collection from the city's rights of way Saturday, Sept. 16. Residents can call the city's Public Works Department at 386-676-3220 with questions.