Debris pick up is expected to start in the city the week of September 25. A contractor will be begin measuring and monitoring debris on September 25.
CITY OF EUSTIS
Larger piles of vegetative debris from Hurricane Irma should be placed curbside. The piles must only include landscape waste, or they will not be picked up.
Eustis has already begun debris pick up and estimates it will take another three weeks to complete. Once everyone has been serviced once, the city will begin a second round of pick-ups.
CITY OF TAVARES
Storm related yard waste and brush will be collected by City staff, free of charge, until further notice. All debris must be placed curbside and limbs must be in manageable lengths. Bagged debris will not be collected.
All debris must be placed clear of overhead wires and at least 4 feet from any object. Yard waste and brush must be separate from all other waste materials. The City of Tavares currently has 3 claw trucks collecting Hurricane Irma debris 10 hours per day.
The initial round of yard debris pick-ups is focusing on areas with excessive amounts of debris in populated areas, with work beginning already in several areas of the county.
Residents are asked to ensure that storm-related debris is placed at the curb or on the side of the road for pickup. Vegetative debris, such as limbs, should be separated from construction debris, and all debris should be kept away from stormwater drains and off roadways. The timeframe for the initial collection could be up to one month. Outside contractors who approach residents seeking payment for storm debris removal are not affiliated with Lake County.
For those that are able to dispose of debris themselves, the county’s Central Landfill Facility located at 13130 County Landfill Road in Tavares with operating hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m, seven days a week.
All convenience centers are accepting residential storm debris. The disposal sites will have extended hours, and fees waived until further notice. They are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Locations are as follows:
200 Jackson St., Lady Lake
54711 Astor Transfer Station Road, Astor
25014 Rancho Lane, Paisley
10435 Log House Road, Clermont
32520 W. State Road 44, Deland
For any questions about collection services, including storm debris, call 352-343-3776.
Curbside debris removal has already started in Orange County. However, the volume of yard debris throughout the county is very large, so please keep in mind that it may be several days before a debris team arrives in your community. It is the county’s intent to serve the community in a well-organized manner.
Vegetative storm debris (tree limbs, branches, and other organic debris) should always be separated from storm-related construction debris (shingles, fencing, lumber, drywall, etc.) Mixed debris will not be accepted at Drop-Off Sites, and for curbside removal. Construction debris will be collected separately, and if not separated, neither may be picked up. Also, household garbage should never be mixed with storm or construction debris.
Residents are encouraged to use the free debris drop-off sites. They are open 7 days a week, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Assistance with unloading is provided at the sites. For details, visit www.ocfl.net/debris.