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Hurricane Irma debris pickup update

As of Tuesday, the city’s contractor had collected 90 percent of Hurricane Irma storm debris, which amounts to 99,039 cubic yards of debris. That is enough to fill more than 30 Olympic-sized swimming pools and as large as 13 Goodyear blimps put together.

April 25, 2018

(DeLand, FL) – Contractors have completed their first pass of Hurricane Irma-related debris and will soon begin a final pass of all city-maintained roads.

 

As of Tuesday, the city’s contractor had collected 90 percent of Hurricane Irma storm debris, which amounts to 99,039 cubic yards of debris. That is enough to fill more than 30 Olympic-sized swimming pools and as large as 13 Goodyear blimps put together.

 

If residents have more hurricane-related debris, it must be placed in the right-of-way or about three to four feet from the road by November 6 or else it will not be removed as part of the Hurricane Irma recovery effort.

 

Here are some other important items:

-          Gated communities and private roads must coordinate with their homeowners’ association to make other arrangements for storm debris collection.

-          Property owners must separate normal household and landscape maintenance items. Vegetative debris must be separated from construction and demolition debris.

-          Storm debris must not cover fire hydrants, water meters or utility equipment.

-          Storm debris must not block drainage structures or ditches.

-          Household trash and recycling collection is occurring as scheduled.

-          Due to the volume of normal yard waste debris, normal collection is taking longer than anticipated. We are asking residents to be patient.

 

For questions about storm debris, please contact the city’s debris pickup hotline 407-951-0337. Residents may also go to www.deland.org to view our debris pickup map, which is continuously updated.

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