Seminole County Solid Waste Management advises that Hurricane Irma storm debris collection has concluded and normal yard waste collection requirements return for Unincorporated residents subscribing to weekly yard waste collection. Overall, the County collected 870,000 cubic yards of debris over a 13-week period following the storm, while dedicating 46,100 man hours to the recovery effort.
Regular yard waste must be bagged, containerized, or tied in bundles, weighing less than 50 pounds each, not exceeding 4 feet in length for each bundle, and not containing branches larger than 4 inches in diameter. Up to 15 bags, containers, and/or bundles may be placed curbside for collection each week on Wednesdays, the regular yard waste collection day for Unincorporated Seminole County residents.
Bulky yard waste and construction & demolition debris are not part of the Mandatory Solid Waste Program. Tree stumps and fence panels are common examples of items not included in regular collection. These types of waste can be disposed of at the Seminole County Landfill, 1930 East Osceola Road, Geneva (regular rates apply after Unincorporated households dispose of more than 5,000 pounds of debris at the Landfill or Transfer Station). In some cases, haulers may collect debris, however, residents should contact the hauler directly to determine collection.
In many cases, contractors performing work at a residence include work-related debris removal as part of their services. For homeowners, having contractors remove debris is the most expeditious option for materials to be hauled away.
Complete regulations for the Solid Waste Management Program can be found at
http://www.seminolecountyfl.gov/departments-services/environmental-services/solid-waste-management/. For additional questions, contact Solid Waste Management Customer Service by calling (407) 665-2260 or emailing SWCustomerService@seminolecountyfl.gov.