Port Orange provides storm debris removal information.
Written by Kristen Schmutz
Belden Communications News
The City of Port Orange is sharing information with residents to help pile storm debris for removal, as storm debris collection trucks will not pick up bagged yard debris or piles with bags mixed in. Already bagged items should be cut open and removed from the bag for the storm debris claw trucks can remove them.
According to a release, Waste Pro, the City’s regular trash hauler, will pick up three bags or cans of debris and possibly more on pick-up days. Debris bags should be separated from the storm debris piles as much as possible, making it clear to the Waste Pro drivers that it is not part of the hurricane debris pile.
Storm debris should be piled in the public right of way, the area that extends from the street to the sidewalk, utility pole, or easement, and not on the road; this obstructs traffic, hinders cleanup, and makes it difficult for emergency vehicles to pass. Keep debris away from drainage ditches, inlets, mailboxes, power lines, do not cover storm drains, and never block fire hydrants.
Residents must sort debris into separate piles for vegetative debris (leaves, branches, and cut trees), construction and demolition debris (building materials, carpet, furniture, fences, drywall), and appliances and white goods (refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, stoves). Waste Pro and City Staff will pick up mixed piles; however, it will take longer than separated piles.
Individuals who hire a contractor to handle large tree debris or household damage must ensure the contractor is licensed and insured.
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