Volusia County, FL

09/13/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/13/2017 17:11

Hurricane Irma Update 35

Posted On: September 13, 2017

Debris update


Storm debris should be taken to the curb and will be collected at a later time. Storm debris should be separated into piles of vegetation and construction/demolition debris (shingles, fencing). Do not block sidewalks with storm debris; Public Works crews have worked hard to clear the sidewalks in anticipation of schools starting on Monday.

Holly Hill

Residents should use this weekend to clean their properties and place storm debris at the road. Residents should avoid placing debris next to fire hydrants, over storm drains in the roadway or in a position where the claw truck may not be able to reach it due to overhead obstructions. All construction debris must be kept separate from yard debris. Collection is planned to begin next week; dates will be announce when the contractor provides confirmation.

Palm Coast

Storm debris removal will begin in the next few days as arrangements are being made with haulers. To expedite debris removal, residents should separate everything at the curb into the following categories:

  • Vegetative debris-leaves, logs, plants, tree branches, etc.
  • Construction and demolition debris-building materials, asphalt shingles, drywall, lumber, metal, plastics, etc.

Normal household trash and bagged debris of any kind will not be picked up with debris as part of this program. Continue to follow the normal garbage and yard trash schedule for normal garbage and bagged storm debris.

Debris should be placed on your property near the curb-not on the street. Do not pile vegetative debris on your water meter box, 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 several passes through Palm Coast before all the debris (whether bagged or loose) is picked up. This process is expected to take several weeks. Simply leave the debris at curbside until it is picked up.

Commercial businesses and apartments, townhomes and condominiums are responsible for their own debris cleanup and hauling. Hurricane debris will not be picked up by Waste Pro or the city's debris collection contractor. Businesses and multi-family residential developments should not place debris at the curb.

Port Orange

There will be a citizen drop off debris site for City of Port Orange residents open from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14; the still will remain open daily for at least two weeks. The entrance is off of Oak Street, east of the railroad tracks and west of Ridgewood Avenue. Electronic signs will direct drivers.

Important information regarding debris:

  • Only vegetation debris will be allowed (tree branches, leaves, logs, plants).
  • Residents must unload their own debris.
  • A driver's license or utility bill will be required to show proof of residency
  • Resident must be present (in the vehicle).
  • Personal vehicles and trailers are allowed.
  • No commercial vehicles or commercial trailers will be allowed to use the citizen drop off.

Additionally, there will be a separate area for the recycling of sandbags, as the city plans to reuse the sand. Traffic controls are in place to route citizens safely through the yard.