Time Approaching To Take Storm Precautions

By  //  August 23, 2012

Waste Collection On Regular Schedule

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – With Hurricane Issac looming in the Caribbean, Brevard County homeowners should take precautions now regarding loose tree limbs and other residential threats to minimize the risk of storm damage.

Homeowners who take action now can minimize threats from tree limbs during a storm. (Image courtesy Brevard County Emergency Management Operations Center)

Waste Management, a major provider of refuse services in Brevard County, has announced that all solid waste services are operating on their normal schedules this week.

The Brevard County landfill, mulching facilities and transfer stations also are operating on normal schedules this week.

Residents who have concerns about trees or limbs that could potentially threaten persons or property are advised to place their trimmings at the curb on their regular collection day only and that residents only trim where it could pose an imminent threat in a high wind situation.

Residents also are advised that commercial landscape and tree trimming contractors are required by Brevard County and municipal ordinances to haul away any trimmings they generate.

It is critically important in periods where high volumes of yard waste are likely that residents ensure their licensed contractor abides by the ordinance requirements.

Trimmings placed at the curb are required to be cut to the following limits: four feet in length, 24 inches in diameter and no more than 50 pounds in weight. These requirements are necessary to protect collection crews from injury during the collection process.

Residents of cities not serviced by Waste Management should call their city government center for more information.

Waste Management’s Customer Service Center is available during regular business hours at 321-636-6894 for North Brevard and 321-723-4455 for South Brevard and live via live chat online at WM.com. Inquiries can also be sent by email to CentralFloridaService@wm.com