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After the Storm

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News Release: Citizen Debris Drop-Off Sites to Close After Sunday (November 19, 2017)

Hurricane Debris Collection

The Debris Hotline is 855-866-5650 and is being staffed 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • 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

  • Regular curbside collection includes 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.

The Solid Waste Department can answer questions about regular curbside pickup at 407-742-7750.


Osceola County has waived permitting fees for repairs related to Hurricane Irma. Permits are still required. 

For questions call community development at 407-742-0200. Contractors are encouraged to submit permit requests through or


Make sure to hire only licensed contractors for repair work. Here are some tips to use when hiring a contractor:

  • Avoid door-to-door solicitors.
  • Insist on references, a proper license, bonding and insurance. Check out credentials.
  • Make sure the contract can be broken if you don’t receive financing. Hire a contractor with a real office, not just a post office box address.

Download the free Department of Business & Professional Regulation Mobile app from the iTunes or Google Play app stores to verify licenses, view hotel and restaurant inspections, and report unlicensed activity. The DBPR website is

FEMA Assistance

FEMA’s  “Regional” DRC at 2250 N. Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando is available to any who need its services – including Hurricane Maria survivors. The current hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week.

More information is available at or by calling 800-621-3362. TTY service is available via 800-462-7585.

Recovery assistance:

Anyone interested in helping with recovery can make a donation through the Osceola REDI link on here. Residents needing assistant also can call 211 to connect with nonprofit organizations such as the United Way and the Red Cross. 

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