Brevard County Asks Residents to Remove Debris Piles Before Dorian Arrives, County Landfills Open Today

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yard waste debris can become airborne or get into storm drains and block the free flow of runoff

Brevard County residents are asked to remove piles of yard waste, bush trimmings, tree limbs and palm fronds stacked curbside, in ditches or on storm drains prior to the arrival of potentially dangerous water and wind impacts from Hurricane Dorian, which could occur starting Monday evening.

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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard County residents are asked to remove piles of yard waste, bush trimmings, tree limbs and palm fronds stacked curbside, in ditches or on storm drains prior to the arrival of potentially dangerous water and wind impacts from Hurricane Dorian, which could occur starting Monday evening.

Residents can discard yard waste at the County landfills, which will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, at these locations:

• Central Disposal Facility, 2250 Adamson Road, in Cocoa.
• Mockingbird Mulching Facility, 3600 South Street, Titusville.
• Sarno Transfer Station, 3379 Sarno Road, Melbourne.
• Titusville Transfer Station, 4366 South Street, Titusville.

Residents often wait until storm warnings have been issued to tend to overgrowth and potential storm damage that might result from limbs falling onto their property or homes.

During an extreme wind event, such as a tropical storm or hurricane, yard waste debris can become airborne or get into storm drains and block the free flow of runoff.

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To help reduce flooding, residents should make sure storm drains are free of debris so water can drain freely.

On Monday, Waste Management will collect curbside trash but will need to cease operations prior to the closing of the landfills.

Any receptacles containing trash that remain at the curb after 2 p.m. should be pulled in to avoid becoming a Hurricane Dorian-related safety hazard.

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