There are multiple categories of debris:
- yard waste
- construction / demolition materials
- bulk items
- white goods
- hazardous waste
Yard / wood waste consists of tree limbs, tree trunks, tree stumps, grass clippings, tree branches, palm fronds, and other various type of vegetation.
Construction / demolition debris consists of building materials such as concrete, cinder blocks, lumber, shingles, drywall, plywood, privacy fences/chain link fences and aluminum siding.
Bulk items include items such as furniture and household junk.
White goods include items such as refrigerators, washing machines, hot water heaters, stoves and dishwashers. Waste Management's Customer Service Department must be contacted to schedule a collection.
Hazardous waste includes household chemicals (paints, stains, varnishes, cleaners, solvents, batteries, motor oil, and pesticides) and Small Quantity Generators. This category also includes sharps, or needles, which must be disposed of properly. Disposing of needles in your household garbage is a violation of State and Federal law. Click here for more information on disposing hazardous waste.
Learn more about curbside collection and contact information, by clicking here.
Separate Your Debris
Residents must keep debris separate from household garbage. This will help public works crews and contractors speed up removal of debris from your neighborhood.
Debris removal may take several months, but neighborhoods will be notified when trucks will be coming by.
Please note that crews will not go on private property to cut limbs and/or gather debris.
Hurricane Debris Collection
The Debris Hotline is 855-866-5650 is being staffed from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- The county is working with a debris removal contractor for a bigger collection push that is scheduled to start Sunday. Collection will begin in the areas of the greatest impact (generally the western portions of the county) and then move through the county.
- Hurricane debris should be placed as close to the Right-Of-Way as possible, but not on the ROW. Vegetative storm debris including tree limbs, branches, and other organic debris should always be separated from storm-related construction debris such as shingles and fencing. Do not place any debris or garbage by mailboxes or utility poles.
- If you live in a gated (private) neighborhood, the county has determined that it will not be required to place the debris outside the neighborhood gates/walls. The debris can be left curbside for collection.
Residential Curbside Collection
The Solid Waste Department can answer questions about regular curbside pickup at 407-742-7750.
- Regular curbside collection schedules will resume next week. This will include collection of garbage, recycling and bags/bundles/containers of small yard waste materials (10 bag/50 lb. weight limit each).
- Please DO not place garbage or yard waste in recycle carts.
- Volumes will be heavy. Please be patient.