Storm Clean Up

Dated: 09/14/2017

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Removing Debris From Private and Gated Communities 


As Orange County continues recovery efforts after Hurricane Irma, it is important for residents to be informed on debris removal.


Orange County can only remove debris from homes in private gated communities if a representative of the community, or the president of the association or the association’s management firm, contacts Orange County to arrange debris pickup by calling 311. Debris removal will begin during the week of Sept. 18 through 22.


Once the request is received, a County representative and a County contractor will visit the site to determine the amount of debris that needs to be removed. From there, the County’s contractor will provide a time for the community to move the debris to Image titlea public location so that Orange County will be able to receive it.


Alternatively, the community can take the debris to a citizen site designated by Orange County. A letter will be provided to the community and its contractor specificying the designated citizen site and starting and ending dates for the debris removal. No debris should be discarded of prior to the start date indicated in the letter to the community. Debris removal is a lengthy process.


Those locations can be found at www.ocfl.net/debris.


On Wednesday, Sept. 13, Orange County opened ten (10) citizen drop-off sites. Residents of Orange County may bring vegetative (trees/yard waste) debris to one of these 10 locations from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Residents will need to provide proof of Orange County address to gain access. Debris drop-off sites are:


Barnett Park – 4801 W Colonial Dr.

Conway Water Treatment Plant – 3590 Manatee St.

Cypress Grove Park – 290 Holden Ave.

Fort Christmas Park -1300 Fort Christmas Rd.

Harrell Road – 8503 Trevarthon Rd.

Meadowoods Park – 1751 Rhode Island Woods Cir.

Northwest Water Reclamation Facility – 701 W McCormick Rd.

Rose Place Park – 8200 Old Winter Garden Rd.

Across from Renaissance Senior Center – 3800 S. Econlockhatchee Trl.

West Beach Park Addition – 9227 Winter Garden Vineland Rd.


Debris will only be removed from private property only in the case of severe damage, per the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) policy. If the debris is an immediate threat to residents, State or local government may enter private property to remove debris to eliminate threats to life, public health and safety.


If residents within a community do not own the property, such as a trailer park, manufacture home community or condominium building, the community is not eligible to participate in this program. These communities are considered commercial and not eligible for debris pick up support.

Visit www.ocfl.net/debris for more information.

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Tim Morgan