Cleaning Up After A Storm

Volusia County cities will determine if storm debris can be picked up within normal collection schedules.

After a severe storm, residents should follow regular service schedules and watch for service changes published in the local news media. Storm debris should be prepared for pickup as quickly as possible since special collection may be available only for a limited time. After the designated time, debris will be the responsibility of the property owner.

Household Garbage  Perishable items, such as food and normal household waste, will be collected by your regular garbage service provider. This type of garbage will have priority service. Service may be interrupted due to road closures. Normal recycling collection will resume as soon as possible, but all other services have priority.

Yard Debris  All yard waste must be placed on the right of way. To increase recycling of leaves, plants and small branches, these items should be contained in a waste can. Palm fronds and limbs should be stacked. Tree limbs must be less than four feet long, 12 inches across or 60 pounds. Larger tree sections/limbs may be collected as expanded service after a declared disaster.

Hazardous Materials Separated household hazardous waste is accepted at the Tomoka Landfill in Port Orange and the West Volusia Transfer Station in DeLand, free for Volusia County residents during normal work day hours. Household cleaners, old oil-based paint cans, fuels, fertilizers, solvents and cleaners must be separated from your regular garbage and debris because they have specific disposal requirements. Please contact your local government agency or Volusia County's Solid Waste Division for information.

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