Storm Debris Collection
Please monitor the County’s website for updates on storm debris collection efforts. Updates will be made daily and every attempt will be made to identify active collection zones/areas.
Solid Waste Debris Pickup Interactive Map
If a storm leaves debris on your property, please follow these steps to prepare storm-related debris for collection:
- Debris must be set out on the public right-of-way to be collected, but 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
Collection of storm debris will occur from sun-up to sun-down 7 days a week.
The initial pass through the County will collect vegetative debris only.
Depending on the severity of the storm there may be a pass for the collect construction and demolition debris and a second pass for vegetative debris.
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 may establish temporary debris collection sites throughout the County for use by the Contractor only. However, the County's Central Disposal Facility in Cocoa, the Sarno Road Landfill in Melbourne, and Mockingbird Way Mulching Facility in Titusville will be open from 7:30 to 5:30 Monday through Saturday if residents choose to deliver their storm debris with no charge to a permitted disposal facility.
Please be aware that all debris generated from named storm events, or from construction, re-modeling or demolition activity are NOT INCLUDED as part of the normal solid waste collection services provided by your waste hauler, Waste Management, Inc.
After a declared emergency, the County will apply for reimbursement from FEMA and the State for storm debris collection, however, only a portion of the cost of debris clean-up is reimbursed and specific time restraints and requirements are placed on the County regarding debris collection activities in order to qualify for any reimbursement. Preparing for a storm and following the debris set out requirements above will enable the County to maximize the federal and state reimbursement and thereby reduce the cost of clean up to the County’s residents.