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Ormond Beach Observer Saturday, Sep. 9, 2017 1 year ago

Debris collection in Volusia County after the storm

Residents are asked to secure trash and recycle bins in their garages, or other enclosed space.

Refuse, recycling and yard trash collection services for unincorporated areas of Volusia County are suspended Monday, Sept. 11. Weather permitting, they will resume Tuesday, Sept. 12.

During the week of Sept. 11, the makeup day for each collection day is the following day. For example, the makeup day for Monday is Tuesday, and the makeup day for Friday is Saturday. Unincorporated residents
should place normal refuse, recycling and yard trash curbside by 6 a.m. on their makeup days.

After the storm, homeowners should separate debris into four

·       Normal household trash and bagged debris
·       Unbagged vegetative debris, including leaves, logs, plants and
tree branches
·       Construction and demolition debris, including building
materials, carpet, drywall, furniture, lumber, mattresses and plumbing
·       Appliances, including air conditioners, dishwashers, freezers,
refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers and water heaters.

Debris placed between the sidewalk and the home will not be picked up.
Debris should not be placed near trees, poles or other structures. It
also should not obstruct the roadway, storm drains, mailboxes, water
meter vaults and fire hydrants.

Homeowners are responsible for debris generated by contractors hired to
make repairs. Contractor-generated debris is not eligible for curbside
collection and must be delivered to the Tomoka Landfill, 1990 Tomoka
Farms Road, Port Orange; or the West Volusia Transfer Station, 3151 E.
New York Ave., DeLand.

The county will not remove hurricane debris from private roads.
Officials will announce plans for hurricane debris removal on private
roads in unincorporated areas next week.

Recycling should not be mixed with other wastes.

Household hazardous waste – which includes paint cans, aerosol
sprays, pesticides and tires – should be dropped off at the Tomoka
Landfill or West Volusia Transfer Station. Businesses generating
hazardous waste should contact their hazardous waste hauler or Volusia
County Environmental Management a 736-5927 for information or

The Tomoka Landfill and West Volusia Transfer Station will be closed, Monday, Sept. 11. Weather permitting, it will open for normal hours, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Unincorporated Volusia County customers with specific debris concerns should call Volusia County’s Solid Waste and Recycling Division at 943-7889.

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