(DeLand, FL) – The City of DeLand debris removal contractors will begin picking up debris caused by Hurricane Irma along city-maintained roads beginning Wednesday, September 20.
City contractors are currently prioritizing debris removal based on areas where Hurricane Irma has generated storm debris to the extent that these areas can be safely accessed to perform debris removal. Residents of impacted areas that can safely do so are asked to place any storm-generated debris on the public right-of-way. Please try not to block the roadway itself.
The public right-of-way is the area of residential property that extends from the street to the sidewalk, ditch, utility pole or easement. Residents are urged to ensure set out debris is only vegetative and not mixed with any other types of debris or garbage:
VEGETATIVE DEBRIS (whole trees, tree stumps, tree branches, tree trunks and other leafy material)
Only loose vegetative debris will be collected by the contractors. Normal trash collection, including yard waste times, will occur as scheduled.
Do not place debris near a water meter vault, fire hydrant or any other above-ground utility. Only debris placed on the public right-of-way will be eligible for collection until further notice.
The city contractors will make one pass through the impacted area. If residents cannot safely set out debris at this time, or if contractors cannot safely enter impacted areas, future removal passes could be scheduled in the near future.
The city urges all residents to make personal safety a top priority, and only set out debris if it is safe to do so at this time.
For more information on Hurricane Irma recovery efforts, people may go to www.deland.org.