• Hurricane Irma aftermath: Trash, debris pickup information


    Brevard County:

    Brevard County Solid Waste Management will resume regularly scheduled curbside trash and recycling collection on Tuesday, and private contractors will begin to survey Hurricane Irma’s local damage for debris removal, officials said.

    “Beginning today, Tuesday, Sept. 12, Waste Management, Inc., the County's franchised solid waste collector resumed a normal collection schedule for household garbage, recycling, and containerized yard waste,” according to a press release. “The County's disaster debris contractors will soon begin collection of loose piles of yard waste, including tree limbs, branches and limbs, along with construction debris such as roofing shingles, fencing and lumber.”

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    For storm debris collection, officials gave residents the following instructions: Keep yard waste separate from construction debris in curbside piles; do not use bags for yard waste; cut trees and branches into 4-foot lengths when possible; and do not put piles of debris on top of storm drains. More information can be found here.

    Residents can call Waste Management to schedule the removal of washing machines, refrigerators, freezers and other appliances.

    Beginning Tuesday morning, the county's Central Disposal Facility in Cocoa, the Sarno Road Landfill and Transfer Station in Melbourne and Mockingbird Way Mulching Facility in Titusville will be open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. until Saturday for those who wish to drop off their trash and debris.

    A storm debris pickup date has not yet been set in Brevard County.

    Cocoa: There is a free resource for people who need help cleaning up yard debris, tree removal and roof tarping. People can call crisis cleanup at 1-800-451-1954 for more information.

    Melbourne: Debris removal will begin Sept. 18 that is placed in cans or carts. Storm debris must be separated from household trash and recycling.

    Residents may also bring their yard waste and construction/demolition materials to one of the Brevard County Disposal locations that are open Monday through Sunday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    • Central Disposal Facility, 2250 Adamson Rd, Cocoa, FL (This facility can take fencing and other pressure-treated wood.)

    • Sarno Road Landfill, 3379 Sarno Road, Melbourne, FL (Pressure treated lumber will not be accepted at this facility.)

    Palm Bay: The City of Palm Bay will begin Hurricane Irma debris removal on Monday, September 18th. 

    All storm debris needs to be separated from regular household trash and recycling. All debris must be placed in the property's right-of-way, before the curb. Residents must sort their debris based on the guidelines listed below:


    · Leaves (do not put in bags)

    · Logs

    · Plants

    · Tree branches


    · Building materials

    · Carpet

    · Drywall

    · Furniture

    · Lumber

    · Mattresses

    · Plumbing


    · Air conditioners

    · Dishwashers

    · Freezers

    · Refrigerators

    · Stoves

    · Washers, dryers

    · Water heaters


    · Computers

    · Radios

    · Stereos

    · Televisions

    · Other devices with a cord


    · Cleaning supplies

    · Batteries

    · Lawn chemicals

    · Oils

    · Oil-based paints and stains

    · Pesticides

    Storm debris will be handled by Ceres, a contractor, and collected separately from regular garbage. Debris from a storm like Hurricane Irma is estimated to be in the hundreds of tons, so residents are asked to be patient as the City works through the collection process, which will take weeks to complete.

    Normal household garbage and bagged debris of any kind will not be picked up with your storm debris. Please note that Waste Management will not collect any piled debris. Waste Management will only collect containerized materials and only on regularly scheduled routes.

    Flagler County:

    Flagler Beach: No debris removal at this time.

    Palm Coast: Palm Coast's regular routes are taking longer than usual due to the increased amount of household garbage following the storm. As pickup of household garbage is a priority, Waste Pro will finish any of Friday's routes that were not picked up on Saturday. 

    Then, on Monday, collection of storm debris will begin in earnest. Waste Pro will work six days a week until the cleanup is complete.

    To expedite debris removal from residences, the City asks residents to help by separating everything at the curb into the following categories:

    • Vegetative Debris - leaves, logs, plants, tree branches, etc.
    • Construction & Demolition Debris - building materials, asphalt shingles, drywall, lumber, metal, plastics, etc.

    Debris should be placed on your property near the curb - NOT on the street. Don't pile vegetative debris on your water meter box or your sewer cleanout cap or your PEP tank lid. The City may need access to these systems during storm recovery.

    Please be patient. It will take more than one pass through Palm Coast before all the debris (whether bagged or loose) is picked up. Simply leave the debris at curbside until it is picked up. This process is expected to take several weeks.

    Unincorporated Flagler County: Debris pickup in the unincorporated areas of Flagler County will begin Thursday, September 21. 

    "We expect it will take less than 30 days to complete the pickup," said County Engineer Faith Alkhatib, whose team is overseeing the operation. "The debris removal will be done in zones based on location, and will begin with vegetative debris."

    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

    There will be a second pass made to the flooded areas of unincorporated Flagler County to collect construction debris, to include: drywall, lumber, carpet furniture and plumbing. White goods, such as refrigerators, stoves, water heaters, dishwashers, washer/dryers and air conditioners will also be collected at this time. 

    Only debris generated during Hurricane Irma will be collected. 

    Debris should be separated by category. Do not mix vegetative debris with other items or it will NOT be collected. Do NOT bag debris. Regular household garbage should also be separated. 

    More information can be found here. 

    Lake County:

    Call the Citizens Information Center for more information at 352-253-9999. Residents can bring storm debris to the Lake County Solid Waste Landfill Facility will be open 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. The Solid Waste Residential Convenience Centers will be open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

    Unincorporated residents will operate trash pickup on a holiday schedule and shift by one day.

    Regular yard waste, considered to be vegetative material resulting from landscaping maintenance, including shrub and tree trimmings, grass clippings, leaves, palm fronds, and branches will be collected by the regular hauler. Limbs and branches must be no longer than four feet in length with limbs no greater than six inches in diameter. Leaves may be bagged or placed into a container provided by the customer. Minimal vegetative storm debris can be disposed of as yard waste if it meets these requirements. All yard waste material must be placed within three feet of the curb or edge of the road no later than 6 a.m. on the designated pick-up day. 

    Sand and sandbags may be kept for future storm needs or disposed of at the county’s landfill or convenience centers at no cost to the resident. 

    More information can be found here.

    Clermont: Schedule will be posted here

    Groveland: Garbage pickup resumed Tuesday. Branches must be bundled up no thicker than six inches in diameter, 4 feet long, and no more than 50 lbs. Anything above that amount must be taken to the dump or hire a roll off container. 

    Eustis: Trash is scheduled for Wednesday and the rest will be shifted by one day. More information can be found here.

    Leesburg: Debris removal will begin Thursday. Call Leesburg Public Works at 352-435-9442 for more information.

    Mount Dora: Trash pickup resumes Wednesday. Debris pickup information has not been released.

    Tavares: The schedule for residential household garbage and recycling will remain the same.

    The schedule for commercial garbage will remain the same.

    Bulk collection will be suspended until further notice.

    Effective immediately, storm-related yard waste and brush will be collected by city staff, free of charge, until further notice.

    All debris must be placed curbside and be in manageable lengths (DO NOT bag debris).

    Bagged debris will not be collected.

    All debris must be placed clear of overhead wires and at least 4 feet from any object.

    Yard waste and brush must be separate from all other waste materials.

    Marion County:

    Residents in county-maintained areas should place debris to the sides of the road, but not in the road, officials said. The storm debris must be placed separately from household trash and recycling.

    Residents should contact the county engineer at 352-671-8686 to determine if they live on a county-maintained road.

    Ocala: Place yard waste at the curb for future pickup.

    Orange County:

    Apopka: Storm debris resumes Tuesday. Place debris between the sidewalk and the street, but do not place in the road. Other bulky storm debris should be placed in a separate pile and will be picked up at a later time. Recycling and trash pickup will resume normal operations.

    Ocoee: Trash pickup resumed Tuesday. Place storm debris at the curb and it will be picked up as soon as possible.

    Unincorporated Orange County: Yard waste will be collected a day later than normal scheduled day. Information will be here.

    Orlando: The city will begin yard waste pick up next week with limited crews. Put yard waste on the curb. Trash pick up and recycling will resume normal pick up on Tuesday. If the pick up day was Monday, the pick up will be Wednesday. Please place the bin by the curb on Wednesday morning. 

    Winter Garden: Place yard waste and debris at the curb. There will be weekly sweeps throughout the city. More information can be found here.

    Winter Park: Downed trees should be reported to 407-599-3494 or messagecenter@cityofwinterpark.org.

    The city is working on a pickup schedule for storm debris. In the meantime, place debris piles at the curb in the public right of way. Do not place debris in the street or block sidewalks, officials said.

    Regular household trash and recycling begins Tuesday. Small tree debris placed in cans and bags will be picked up Wednesday. Regular household trash and trash will be picked up again Thursday and Friday. More information can be found here.

    Orange County: Make sure the debris is off the curb and off the street. Officials also ask people separate their trash from debris.

    The landfill is open with regular hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. throughout Orange County. Residents must show proof they're an Orange County resident.

    Barnett Park - 4801 West Colonial Drive 

    Conway Water Treatment Plant - 3590 Manatee Street 

    Cypress Grove Park - 290 Holden Avenue

    Fort Christmas Park -1300 Fort Christmas Road 

    Harrell Road - 8503 Trevarthon Road

    Meadowoods Park - 1751 Rhode Island Woods Circle

    NW Water Treatment Plant - 701 West McCormick Road

    Rose Place Park - 8200 Old Winter Garden Road

    Across from Eastern Regional Park - 3800 South Econlockhatchee Trail

    West Beach Park Addition - 9227 Winter Garden Vineland Road

    Osceola County:

    Kissimmee: Trash pickup is delayed a day. Storm debris information has not been released.

    St. Cloud: Monday pickup is scheduled for Wednesday. All brush pickups are scheduled Sept. 20. See more information here. Residents should contact 407-957-7161 for more information.

    Unincorporated Osceola County: Services will be delayed for trash pickup by one day. Hurricane debris will be collected by a different company and will be cleaned up as soon as possible. Please be patient.

    Vegetative waste that includes trees, logs, branches can be placed by the curb, but not in plastic bags. The same goes for construction debris. County officials ask that residents separate vegetative waste and construction debris in two piles.

    Polk County:

    Polk County’s hauling contractor, Crowder-Gulf Inc. should begin storm debris removal from public and private roads in approximately seven days. county officials said.

    The debris-removal crews will be assigned collection priorities within unincorporated Polk County based upon highest impacted areas as determined by county officials. City liaisons will direct collection crews based upon municipal priorities. 

    The City of Lakeland will collect and manage those efforts within their city limits with city resources. 

    Seminole County:

    Altamonte Springs: 

    Citywide storm debris cleanup is underway. The city began clearing roads and removing trees, limbs and branches. Homeowner debris collection begins Saturday, Sept. 16. Crews will work seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Debris must be divided into separate piles:


    • Yard Waste-large tree limbs and branches. No bundling is required.
    • Bagged Yard Waste-smaller items such as leaves, plants, twigs, etc.
    • Construction & Demolition-building debris such as fencing, roofing, lumber, drywall, carpeting, plastic, glass, etc.
    • Trash & Recycling-regular trash and recycling are picked up on normal collection days.
    • There is no bag limit. All items must be placed at the curb on a public right of way (between the road and sidewalk) and not in the street for collection. Different crews are collecting the debris types, which will result in varied pick up times.

    For more information, call (407) 571-8607 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or (407) 571-8686 after hours. 

    Casselberry: Garbage pick up resumed Tuesday. Debris removal will begin Monday, September 18 and will run for two weeks. 

    Lake Mary: Storm debris schedule is still being finalized. More information can be found here.

    Longwood: Garbage pick up resumes Tuesday.

    Maitland: WastePro will collect regular yard waste items on Wednesday for items that can be containerized, bagged or bundled. Branches and limbs should be placed in the right of way for bulk collection.  

    Ocoee: A debris management contractor to begin debris pickup Sept. 19 and the process could take two months. Residents can click here or call 407-905-3170 for more information.

    The city has asked residents to separate their trash piles as follows:

    Metals (window frames; sheet metal siding and roofing; cast iron tubs / sinks; railings; appliances such as washers, dryers, refrigerators, and stoves; mobile home frames; metal parts from cars; personal belongings that are metal such as damaged tools; metal furnishings such as chairs, tables, file cabinets, and bed frames; metal pipes; etc.)

    Wood materials (framing materials; plywood; wood flooring; decks and decking material; wood furniture such as tables and chairs; personal belongings that are wood such as picture frames; etc.)

    Dirt / sediment (soil, sand, gravel, etc.)

    Concrete (concrete chunks; concrete block; bricks; concrete pavers; etc.)

    Tires (from automobiles, bicycles, trailers, etc.)

    Glass (empty / clean bottles and jars, household items, window panes, glass block, etc.)

    Residual construction and demolition materials (non-recyclable building construction materials –drywall, asphalt shingles, plastic sinks / tubs, floor tiles, etc.; non-recyclable building contents and personal property – carpeting / rugs, furnishings, clothing, etc.)

    Vegetative materials (trees, limbs, brush, leaves, etc.) 

    Oviedo: Tree and vegetation should be placed to the curb, but not in the road. Do not mix it with household trash or burn any trash.

    Sanford: Residential garbage collection services normally scheduled on Monday/Thursday will be collected on Thursday and Saturday. Residential recycle collection services normally scheduled on Monday will be collected on Saturday.

    Contractor Crowder Gulf will collect storm debris beginning Sept. 18. Property owners must separate normal household trash and storm debris. Storm debris must be placed between the edge of the pavement and the sidewalk. If no sidewalk, place the debris between the edge of the pavement and the front property line.

    Winter Springs: Monday trash routes will be Thursday. Waste Pro will service the containerized, bagged, and bundled yard waste on Wednesday. The city will have an emergency debris contractor collecting yard waste that is beyond the capacity of Waste Pro to remove. Please place this material curbside for pickup. Yard and debris waste will be picked up Wednesday.

    Unincorporated Seminole: Normal trash pick up continues Tuesday. More information can be found here.

    Debris pickup can be placed curbside, but not in the public right-of-way. Garbage haulers will pick up small yard waste that is bagged.

    Locations for vegetation debris dropoff:

    175 Yankee Lake Road, Sanford, FL 32771

    5340 Bedford Road, Sanford, FL 32773

    2841 Cameron Avenue, Sanford, FL 32773

    3540 Dike Road, Winter Park, FL 32792 

    People can drop off their debris at Seminole County Transfer Station located at 1950 State Road 419, Longwood or Seminole County Landfill located at 1930 East Osceola Rd, Geneva.

    Contact 407-665-2260 or www.SeminoleCountyFL.gov for hours and fee information. 

    Sumter County:

    Debris removal begins next week through the unincorporated areas of the county. For more information, click here.

    Volusia County:

    Updated information on Volusia County will be posted here.

    Daytona Beach: Regular trash pickup resumed Tuesday. Yard debris pickup should be placed in a separate pile for Wednesday. Call 386-671-8670 for more information.

    DeBary: Information has not been released yet.

    DeLand: Trash pickup will resume Tuesday on a holiday schedule. If trash was scheduled for Monday, trash will be picked up Tuesday, city officials said.

    Debris removal contractors will begin picking up debris caused by Hurricane Irma along city-maintained roads beginning Wednesday, September 20.

    City contractors are prioritizing debris removal based on areas where Hurricane Irma generated storm debris to the extent that these areas can be safely accessed. Residents of impacted areas that can safely do so are asked to place any storm-generated debris on the public right-of-way.

    Deltona: Debris removal is Thursday. Place separated piles of yard debris and construction debris at the curb by Wednesday. Yard waste is limited to 16 bags, but storm debris that can't fit into a bag should be placed at the curb at a later time.

    Edgewater: Trash and recycling pickup has resumed. Debris pickup began Tuesday. Please keep debris and construction debris separate.

    Lake Helen: If Waste Pro cannot pick up garbage Tuesday, residential yard waste and recyclables will be picked up Wednesday. Regular residential garbage service will resume Friday.

    New Smyrna Beach: The city will do one pick up of storm debris. When it is safe to do so, place materials for pick-up on the sidewalk or at the edge of property. Debris should be placed curbside away from fire hydrants, power lines and mailboxes should not block drainage ditches or inlets. Waste Pro, the city’s regularly scheduled trash removal provider, will resume normal routes. For example, those with Monday pick-up can expect service on Thursday.

    Ormond Beach: Storm removal debris will begin Saturday. Yard debris should be placed curbside for pickup, but not in the roadways or covering storm water drains. Debris should not be bagged and should be separated from all other trash and construction materials. Refrain from removing fallen trees or limbs from roadways. If you find a tree or limb that needs removal, contact central dispatch at 386-248-1777.  Monday's trash collection will occur on Tuesday, and Tuesday's collection will occur on Wednesday. There will be no yard waste pickup on Wednesday. The regular collection schedule will resume on Thursday.

    South Daytona: Garbage pickup will be on Thursday. Yard waste will be picked up on Saturday and Monday. Yard waste should be separated and kept three feet from the road and away from mailboxes, power lines and trees.  

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