Storm Debris Collections To Begin This Weekend, All Debris Set Out In Right-of-Way Will Be Taken
By Space Coast Daily // September 16, 2017
Irma generated 600,000 cubic yards of debris
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Solid Waste Management Department has entered into the clean-up phase for debris generated by Hurricane Irma.
It is estimated that Irma generated more than 600,000 cubic yards of debris, which includes trees, branches and limbs — along with some construction debris, such as fences, docks and roofing shingles.
The County’s franchised collector, Waste Management, Inc., resumed collection for household garbage, recycling and containerized yard waste. As a result of the high volume of debris regular trash pickup has been delayed.
Brevard County’s disaster debris contractors AshBritt and Crowder Gulf are now collecting loose piles of yard waste including trees debris, as well as construction materials such as wood and shingles.
Collections of storm debris will begin this weekend and all such debris set out in the right-of-way will be collected.
As you prepare your debris, please follow these guidelines:
- Debris must be set out on the public right-of-way to be collected; do not place storm debris in roadway.
- Separate your debris. This is extremely important for efficient collection!
- Keep all household garbage and recycling in the carts provided by Waste Management;
- Containerize loose vegetative debris (leaves, grass clippings, pine needles or shrubbery cuttings)
- Cut up trees and limbs into 4’ lengths
- Neatly stack construction and demolition debris (drywall, roof shingles, side, carpet, fencing and docks).
- Call Waste Management for collection of white goods (appliances: refrigerators, freezers, washing machines, etc)
- Never place any debris beside utility poles or transformers, under power lines, on top of water meters, on storm drains, by fire hydrants, near vehicles, next to mailboxes or fences.
- Hidden electrical hazards can injure or kill collection personnel.
- Do not place debris on other people’s property.
Contractors hired by a homeowner for tree trimming, fence repair/replacement, or construction are responsible for hauling away all yard waste, fencing and construction materials.
The County’s Central Disposal Facility in Cocoa, the Sarno Road Landfill and Transfer Station in Melbourne, and Mockingbird Way Mulching Facility in Titusville are open through Saturday if you choose to deliver your debris to a permitted disposal facility yourself. All locations are open 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Sunday.
White goods (refrigerators, freezers, washing machines, etc) will be picked up by Waste Management. Please call them to schedule special pickup.
Do not put your yard waste on top of storm drains due to receding waters from Hurricane Irma flooding.
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