Yard debris collection update

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Photo via FEMA.gov

The City of Orlando has just released an update on what to expect from the upcoming hurricane cleanup process.

According to a release from the City, they are cleaning up more yard debris than they would normally handle in over four-and-a-half years.

To facilitate faster collection, the City asks that Orlando residents bag or bundle their piles. If they’re bagged or bundled, the City crews will be able to collect them on your regular waste collection day as the larger piles require a claw truck.

Crews are working in 12-hour shifts, seven days a week across the City to collect the larger items like trees, limbs, and branches. The City has also hired debris contractors but they are spread thin across Florida and Texas at the moment, prolonging the cleanup.

In the meantime you can drop off your own debris at one of the 11 sites across the County between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Click HERE for the locations.

If you have items at the curb that are not yard waste but were still damaged by the hurricane, call 407-246-2314 to schedule a large-item pickup.

2 COMMENTS

  1. I wish the City of Orlando would relinquish monopoly power over refuse collection for homeowners and commercial property owners. Things would get done faster and cheaper.

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