Orange City began collection of hurricane debris from city streets on Friday, September 22.
The first debris pass will be completed Thursday evening, 10/12 and the SECOND AND FINAL pass will begin on Friday, 10/13.
Residents should bring storm-related vegetative debris to the public right of way, three feet from the edge of the road, as soon as possible. The public right of way is the area of residential property that extends from the street to the sidewalk, ditch, utility pole or easement. Do not place hurricane debris in the road; this obstructs traffic, hinders cleanup and power restoration efforts, and makes it difficult for emergency vehicles to pass. Also, be sure to keep hurricane debris away from fire hydrants, drainage ditches, inlets, mailboxes and power lines.
Orange City haulers will not pick up hurricane debris that is in yard waste bags or mixed with normal household garbage. Normal procedures will apply for household garbage and bulk items including construction debris. If you have a small amount of yard debris, normal collection rules will apply.
If you hire a contractor to handle large tree debris or household damage, make sure the contractor is licensed and insured and knows he or she is required to take it to the proper landfill. Contractors are required by law to dispose of debris properly; they cannot place it in the right-of-way.
Be courteous to your neighbors; don’t burn debris in your yard.
Can I drop my debris off?
Volusia County opens free debris reduction drop-off sites To help residents throughout Volusia County dispose of vegetative debris from Hurricane Irma, Volusia County is opening temporary residential debris reduction drop-off sites beginning Saturday, Sept. 23. The sites will be open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week through Sunday, Oct 22, at the following locations:
- Tomoka Landfill, 1990 Tomoka Farms Road, Port Orange
- Old Plymouth Landfill, 1991 W Plymouth Ave., DeLand
- Intersection of Veterans Memorial Parkway and Rhode Island Ave, Orange City
All Volusia County residents and small landscape-type businesses may bring Hurricane Irma vegetative debris ONLY to the debris reduction drop-off site for free. Homeowners associations and people who live on private roads are also encouraged to use these sites to clean their private communities. Residents must show proof of residency, and small landscape-type businesses will need to complete a form to drop debris at the sites. The only type of debris accepted at these sites is vegetative debris (leaves, branches and cut trees) that has not been bagged. No other debris will be accepted. For more information, call Volusia County’s debris hotline at 386-507-5166 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Sunday.