Debris and Trash Pickup
Check with your municipality for info on storm debris pickup in your neighborhood. Storm debris pickup will differ from regular trash/yard pickup!
For unincorporated Volusia customers, Volusia County Public Works has contracted with a specialty provider to begin storm debris pickup within the next 10 days. Storm debris will not be picked up on your regular trash/yard pickup day.
Please visit the http://www.volusia.org/PIN site detailed information on storm debris removal.
Additionally, the Tomoka Farms Road Landfill and West Volusia Transfer Station will be open Saturday, Oct. 1, and Sunday, Oct. 2.
Due to minor flooding at the entrance, the Tomoka Farms Road Landfill will be limited to commercial vehicles at this time. Residents should use the West Volusia Transfer Station at 3151 E. New York Ave. Both facilities will resume normal operation times Monday, Oct. 3.
Localized Hurricane Ian Updates by City:
*Reminder: Regular Garbage Collection Resumes Mon., October 3**
As a reminder, standard trash pickup will continue as scheduled beginning today (Monday, Oct. 3.) Storm debris should NOT be placed in household garbage. If you place more than the four cubic yards per household on the curb, garbage collectors will not pick it up.
As previously communicated, Port Orange has contracted with CrowderGulf Disaster Recovery & Debris Management for Hurricane Ian debris removal. The start date for debris removal will be announced following completion of the city’s damage assessment.
As a reminder, due to the city’s pump stations having limited storage, please continue to limit your water usage, that includes flushing your toilet.
There are no boil water notices in Port Orange. Water is safe to drink.
The following parks are open and available for public use:
- Airport Rd Park
- Port Orange Skate Park
- Frederick St. Park
- Causeway Park
The Pickleball Courts and other outdoor amenities at the Adult Activity Center are also now open.
In addition to those already announced, the following parks are open and available for public use:
City Center Sports Complex
Spruce Creek Road Park
Willow Run Park
Riverwalk Park (no splashpad or playground)
Please check back daily for further updates. Thank you and stay safe.
Normal trash and recycling collection will resume tomorrow (Monday, October 3, 2022). This is for normal household trash and recycling. Garbage collection could be postponed in isolated areas where significant flooding is still present.
FEMA debris removal guidelines require all vegetative debris to be in piles and not bagged but after assessing the debris this afternoon with the City’s contracted debris hauler it has been decided that City crews will collect bagged and contained vegetation THIS WEEK ONLY. Please sort vegetation unbagged and apart from other storm-related refuse for collection starting October 7, 2022 by the City’s collection contractor.
New Smyrna Beach:
Crews continue pumping flood water, clearing storm debris, repairing infrastructure in NSB
In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, which by Friday had swamped New Smyrna Beach with 28.6 inches of rain in just 27 hours, crews worked through the weekend to pump flood water, clear road debris, and reopen city parks.
“We’re working hard to reduce flooding at hard-hit locations from Peninsula Drive & Beacon Street to Turnbull Bay Road & Dougherty Street,” said Maintenance Operations Director David Ray. “Crews are continually checking our permanent pumps as well and working with New Smyrna Beach Utilities to pump out drains and check their covers.”
In addition to flooded streets, soggy ground and high winds uprooted some of New Smyrna Beach’s oldest and largest trees onto roads and sidewalks, necessitating that they be chainsawed apart and removed to restore access to emergency vehicles and commuters.
In a welcome sign of progress, all city parks and public restrooms have been reopened aside from the playground and sand volleyball court at Rocco Park and a section of multi-use trail near Glencoe Road.
Curbside pickup of solid waste will resume this week with Monday, Oct. 3 as the make-up day for items normally put out on Thursdays and Tuesday, Oct. 4 as the make-up day for items normally put out on Fridays. Recycling collection will resume the following week, Oct. 10 to 14.
Where can I get a hot meal? Stetson Baptist Church will provide free hot food for residents in need at the Alonzo “Babe” James Community Center at 201 N. Myrtle Ave. in the city’s Historic Westside neighborhood at 4:30 p.m. today, Oct. 2.
When will debris be picked up? A citywide storm debris assessment team and surge of additional collection trucks have been working over the weekend to clear city roads. Curbside pickup will resume this week on Monday, Oct. 3 for items normally put out on Thursdays and Tuesday, Oct. 4 for items normally put out on Fridays. Recycling collection will resume the following week, Oct. 10-14.
How can I get financial assistance for temporary housing, emergency home repairs, uninsured and underinsured property losses, and medical, dental, and funeral expenses? Residents may apply online at www.disasterassistance.gov, through the FEMA app, or by calling (800) 621-3362.
Daytona Beach Shores:
Regular garbage pickup in the City of Daytona Beach Shores will resume Tuesday, Oct. 4.
Hurricane debris will be collected on Saturday, Oct. 8, and Saturday, Oct. 15. Additional pickups will be scheduled after that, as needed.
Hurricane debris placed at the curb should be separated into the two following categories:
• Construction debris such as drywall, lumber, carpet or furniture
All debris should be placed next to the roadway and away from any overhead obstructions such as electrical lines or hanging tree limbs, etc.
We are having issues with beachgoers getting too close to damaged seawalls, putting themselves and others in danger.
All private property owners with damage to their seawalls are asked to cordon off an area surrounding the damage to warn people on the beach not to come near the affected area. Please stake off the area as best you can until repairs can be made.
The City of Port Orange has reported that they are experiencing issues with continuing service to their remote sewer pumping stations due to power outages They are continuing to utilize emergency generators and pumps mounted on trailers to intermittently provide service to all of Port Orange and Ponce Inlet . Please try and to limit your water usage at this time to preserve the waste water collection system capacity, especially if you are in an area that has been affected by flooding recently.
Reminder: Storm Debris Collection
Although some properties in Ponce Inlet are unique, to resident’s best extent possible, please adhere to the same guidelines shown in this diagram below from Volusia County
The Town of Ponce Inlet has contracted with CrowderGulf Disaster Recovery & Debris Management for Hurricane Ian debris removal within Ponce Inlet. The start date for debris removal will be announced following completion of the town’s damage assessment.
Residents should bring storm debris to the public right of way, the area that extends from the street to the sidewalk, ditch, utility pole or easement. Residents should not place debris in the road; this obstructs traffic, hinders cleanup and power restoration efforts, and makes it difficult for emergency vehicles to pass. If possible, keep debris away from drainage ditches, inlets, mailboxes, and power lines. Do not cover storm drains and never block fire hydrants.
Residents must sort debris into separate piles for vegetative debris (leaves, branches and cut trees), construction and demolition debris (building materials, carpet, furniture, fences, drywall, etc.) and appliances and white goods (refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, stoves). If you have a small amount of yard debris, normal collection rules will apply. Storm debris that is not properly separated will not be picked up. Electronics and household hazardous waste will not be collected. All Volusia County residents can dispose of electronics and household hazardous waste at the Tomoka Landfill or the West Volusia Transfer Station free of charge.
Individuals who hire a contractor to handle large tree debris or household damage must make sure the contractor is licensed and insured and knows he or she is required to take all debris to the Tomoka Landfill, 1990 Tomoka Farms Road, Port Orange. Contractors are required by law to dispose of debris properly; they cannot place it in the right of way per Ponce Inlet Code of Ordinances, Ch. 62-34.
Regular garbage collection and landfill update
Standard trash pickup will continue as scheduled beginning Monday, Oct. 3. Storm debris should not be placed in household garbage. Do not mix yard waste with any other types of waste.
The Tomoka Farms Road Landfill and West Volusia Transfer Station will be open Saturday, Oct. 1, and Sunday, Oct. 2. The facility hours for Oct. 1 and Oct. 2 are: Tomoka Farms Road Landfill – 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
West Volusia Transfer Station – 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Due to minor flooding at the entrance, the Tomoka Farms Road Landfill will be limited to commercial vehicles. Even East Volusia residents should plan to use the West Volusia Transfer Station at 3151 E. New York Ave until this flooding recedes.
**Hurricane Ian storm debris collection in Daytona Beach**
Daytona Beach has contracted with a private company for storm-related debris removal. The start date for collection is Monday, Oct. 10.
Vegetative debris will be collected first, followed by construction and demolition debris and then appliances.
Residents must sort debris into three separate piles for vegetative debris (leaves, branches and cut trees), construction and demolition debris (building materials, carpet, furniture, fences, drywall, etc.) and appliances (refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, stoves). Leaves and limbs should be loose and not be bagged or in containers. Piles not appropriately separated cannot be picked up. Electronics and household hazardous waste will not be collected. Those items can be disposed at the Tomoka Landfill free of charge.
Residents should bring storm debris to the public right of way, the area that extends from the street to the sidewalk, ditch, utility pole or easement. Residents should not place debris in the road; this obstructs traffic, hinders cleanup and makes it difficult for emergency vehicles to pass. Keep debris away from drainage ditches, inlets, mailboxes and power lines. Do not cover storm drains and never block fire hydrants.
Regular garbage collection
Standard trash pickup will continue as scheduled beginning Monday, Oct. 3. Regular bagged yard waste will be collected on Wednesday. Storm debris should not be placed with household garbage.
The City of Holly Hill is recommending that residents reduce flushing of the toilets as much as possible to help the sewer system recover faster from the 24 inches of rain that the city has received from the storm.
City crews have been working diligently to reduce the impact of the storm as fast as Public Works can. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
Our debris hauler will be in the City beginning Wednesday for the first pass.
– Please keep all of your yard debris separate from household garbage.
It is imperative that you DO NOT BLOCK SIDEWALKS for the safety of others.
Starting Wednesday October 5th, the Piggotte Community Center will have work stations setup to assist our residents in the filing of claims from 8am to 5pm. Staff will be available to assist you in this process.
Disaster Assistance is available. If you need a safe place to stay, the Red Cross can assist by going online to redcross.org or 1-800-REDCROSS (800-733-2767).
If you have experienced damage from Hurricane Ian, first contact your Homeowners Insurance and then reach out to FEMA for assistance. FEMA assistance is there for homeowners to utilize for damage due to such a catastrophic event; so use it. To file a claim for FEMA assistance, please go to http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov or contact them by phone at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).
Trash Collection resumes with normal scheduling on Monday. and should follow recommended collection guidelines.
Wednesday yard debris collection – please bag it! This is just your regular Wednesday yard debris pickup. Storm debris pickup will occur through a contractor and can take quite a while, so we appreciate your patience and diligence in separating things into piles. See our website for details: https://stories.opengov.com/ormondbea…/published/5QUC8EOc3
The City of DeLand has contracted with DRC to haul debris created by Hurricane Ian.
Here are some very simple tips on how to prepare for pick-up:
– DO NOT BAG YOUR DEBRIS. IT WILL NOT GET PICKED UP BY THE DEBRIS HAULER or GFL.
– Place the debris by the curb but also not in the roadway.
The first pass to get debris will be done on Monday, October 10.
Special Collection of Storm Debris – October 10th – Items cannot be bagged!
Place your tree limbs, tree trunks, branches and vegetation debris in a pile on your easement. DO NOT PLACE IN ROADWAYS (debris blocking traffic will result in a fine to the homeowner). DO NOT PLACE IN BAGS OR CONTAINERS! Only vegetative items should be in this pile. If your pile is mixed with bulk items or garbage bags of leaves, it will not be picked up.
Bags of leaves should be saved for Waste Pro yard waste pickup later this month. Furniture, construction debris, and other building materials will be picked up later this month.
OUR PARKS ARE OPEN! All nine of our DeBary City parks are open to the public. The biking and hiking trails within our City remain closed as Volusia County continues to assess debris and damages.
For information on Volusia County Parks and openings, visit https://www.volusia.org/services/community-services/parks-recreation-and-culture/ or call 386-736-5953.
NOTE: the bathrooms at Bill Keller Park currently closed and expected to reopen tomorrow, October 5th.
My Fellow DeBary Residents,
Hurricane Ian was a severe storm that provided sustained winds of up to 50 miles per hour and dropped over 20” of rain. Even though our community sustained some damage, we are very fortunate as compared to our neighboring communities. Now, it’s time for recovery and restoration.
Our recovery and restoration efforts will be done in stages.
Beginning Monday, October 10th, we will use claw trucks to pickup trees, limbs, and branches along the side of both public and private roads. This debris must not be in containers or bags because it will be taken to River City Nature Park to be grinded and hauled away. The grinded debris must not contain any plastic material. DRC, our debris removal vendor, will make only one pass down every street. They will be working from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., until the job is done. Once we have a pickup route plan, we will notify you. All trees, branches and limbs must be on the curb by October 10th. DRC will not take any material in containers or bags.
Construction debris will also be picked up. Do not mix construction debris in with trees, limbs, and branches. Put these items in a separate pile. These piles will be picked up in a separate collection by DRC.
Waste Pro has suspended all vegetation pickup for the weeks of October 3rd and October 10th. Any bagged or container material, such as leaves and sticks, will be picked up by Waste Pro the week of October 17th during normal pickup times.
Waste Pro will continue normal garbage pickup routes. These resumed today, and will continue throughout the recovery and restoration period.
Finally, the City is continuing water pumping efforts to prevent the flooding of homes and businesses. We have numerous washout areas and our crews have secured these areas and are working on repairs.
We appreciate your patience while we navigate through this process.
UPDATE ON Solid Waste Collection:
As you clean up your properties, here are some easy guidelines for you to follow:
– Keep all of your yard debris separate from construction and demolition debris.
– Place it curbside.
Waste Pro has resumed operations for normal yard waste and normal household waste. However, Waste Pro will not be traversing flooded streets to pick up trash. Solid waste pick-up on flooded streets will resume if the water recedes enough for safe passage.
The City of Deltona has contracted with debris hauler Ceres. They will be removing bulk household trash as a result of flooding and yard waste/debris.
They will begin debris pick up by the end of this week/early next week. The goal is to minimize debris pick-up cycles throughout the City.
DO NOT combine normal Waste Pro household/yard waste trash with hurricane debris. All Debris types must be separated. This will make debris management more economical and efficient. Do not pile debris/trash/etc. in any manner that would impede a travel way – vehicular or pedestrian. Do not place trash in a way that obstructs vision at intersections, driveways, etc.
City Code Compliance will be surveying debris deposition and will be handing out informational placards to ensure consistency with the above separation and location standards for debris.
General Shelter and Special Needs Shelter information:
- Volusia County Government, in cooperation with the American Red Cross, has a shelter available at the Ocean Center, 101 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach for people who were impacted by Hurricane Ian. It will provide temporary sheltering for residents who are unable to return home because of storm damage.
- The shelter will accept all residents, including special needs patients. Special needs patients may be accompanied by one caregiver. The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County will provide care for special needs patients. Patients should bring their medications, medical supplies and equipment.
- Local government entities and community organizations will collaborate to find longer-term housing for affected residents.
- The Ocean Center is pet friendly. Residents must bring necessary pet items and supplies.
- The previous shelters used by Volusia County are now closed.
The Bridge Center is providing hot meals (lunch and dinner) at 421 S. Palmetto Ave., DeLand, to anyone in the community. The center will serve lunch at noon and dinner at 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The pantry at The Neighborhood Center, 434 S. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, will be open to anyone in need from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to noon Friday.
The Daytona Dream Center will host a free community food drop for Volusia County residents at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3, at Calvary Christian Center, 1687 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach. The organization will receive a semi-truck full of food that will be able to serve about 300 families. Volunteers are needed and are asked to arrive at 9:30 a.m. For more information contact Tanysha Hartsgrove at email@example.com.
Volusia County Public Library
The following library branches are currently open:
- Ormond Beach Regional Library
- New Smyrna Beach Regional Library
- Port Orange Regional Library
- Deltona Regional Library
Staff will be available to assist residents with FEMA applications.
With the exception of DeLand Regional Library, Daytona Beach Regional Library and John Dickerson Heritage Library, all branches will be open during normal hours beginning Monday.
SunRail will resume service Tuesday, Oct. 4.
Volusia Sheriff’s Office
The Volusia Sheriff’s Office administrative and non-mission-critical offices will remain closed Monday and reopen Tuesday.
Scammers often pose as relief effort agencies after natural disasters. If you receive an email requesting donations, and you cannot verify the integrity of the message, do not respond or click on links in the message.
When making donations to agencies or applying for disaster assistance, be aware that scammers are on the loose. Make sure the agency you are donating to is legitimate. When applying for disaster assistance, make sure you are dealing directly with FEMA. FEMA will never ask for an application fee.
The Emergency Operations Center is aware that at least one local church was told by a non-FEMA agency that the church needed to pay $599 to apply for assistance. This was a scam. Churches, agencies and individuals should contact FEMA directly. To repeat, FEMA will never ask for an application fee.
Burning yard waste
County officials ask residents to be respectful when burning yard waste until power is restored. Many homeowners are leaving their windows open to get fresh air, and the smoke is entering their homes.
St. Johns River is a no-wake zone
Because of extreme flooding, the entire St. Johns River is a no-wake zone. Any wake at all could send water into homes. Law enforcement has a strong presence along the river and is monitoring conditions. Please be considerate of your friends and neighbors.
The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) received approval from the federal government to issue the mass replacement of SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits for those households that did not receive the early release of benefits on Sept. 27. DCF will automatically upload the benefit to EBT cards on Monday, Oct.3. Individuals do not need to visit a DCF office to apply in person.
County-maintained boat ramps
All county-maintained boat ramps are closed until further notice.
Coastal and inlet parks
All county-operated coastal and inlet parks are closed until further notice.
Volusia County conservation lands
The following conservation lands are closed:
- Deep Creek Preserve
- Deering Preserve at Deep Creek
- Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve
- Gemini Springs Conservation Area
- Hickory Bluff Preserve
These conservation lands are open:
- Lyonia Preserve
- Scrub Oak Preserve
- Wiregrass Prairie Preserve
- Lake George Forest and Wildlife Management Area (open with restrictions)
- Longleaf Pine Preserve (open with restrictions)
Citizens Information Center
The Citizens Information Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. until further notice. County staff is available to answer questions and provide information. Residents can call 866-345-0345.
Residents who have suffered property damage are encouraged to contact their insurance company as soon as possible.
How to help #Ian survivors:
- Do not self-deploy to disaster areas.
- Volunteer: nvoad.org/volunteer/
- Donate: nvoad.org/donate/
- Report a missing loved one: missing.fl.gov/
- More: fema.gov/assistance/volunteer-donate
A message from The Med Spa of NSB:
Words cannot express the empathy we feel for the members of our community, as well as our own Med Spa family that have experienced extreme flooding of their homes as a result of Hurricane Ian. Nothing could have prepared us for this storm. Dr. Adams is going to donate 5% of the proceeds for the entire month of October to assist with emergency needs for our own community through Saint Vincent de Paul, as well as hand selected families in need.
FEMA Individual Assistance available in Volusia County
Volusia County residents who have been adversely impacted by Hurricane Ian may apply for Individual Assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Available assistance may include grants to pay for temporary housing, emergency home repairs, uninsured and underinsured personal property losses, and medical, dental and funeral expenses caused by the disaster, together with other serious disaster-related expenses.
Individual Assistance received through disaster-associated grants are not taxable income and will not affect eligibility for Social Security, Medicaid, medical waiver programs, welfare assistance, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, food stamps, Supplemental Income, Social Security Disability Insurance or any other federal benefits.
Residents may apply online at www.disasterassistance.gov, through the FEMA app, or by calling 800-621-3362. Representatives will be available to take calls through this number from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. If you use a relay service, such as video relay (VRS), captioned telephone or other service, give FEMA the number for that service. County officials encourage residents who are applying for assistance to download the FEMA app; it will allow residents to check the status of their applications.
The county will serve as a resource to assist residents in applying for FEMA assistance. The Volusia County Public Library system has six branches in operation with internet access. Staff is ready to help residents submit applications at these branches:
- DeBary Public Library: 200 N. Charles R. Beall Blvd., DeBary
- Deltona Regional Library: 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona
- Edgewater Public Library: 103 W. Indian River Blvd., Edgewater
- Hope Place Public Library: 1310 Wright St., Daytona Beach
- New Smyrna Beach Regional Library: 1001 S. Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach
- Ormond Beach Regional Library: 30 S. Beach St., Ormond Beach
For updates regarding available assistance, visit www.volusia.org/pin or call the Citizens Information Center at 866-345-0345.
FEMA provides two main types of assistance – Individual Assistance and Public Assistance – following major disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, straight-line winds, flooding and other incidents.
FEMA provides Individual Assistance to eligible individuals and households who have sustained losses as a direct result of a disaster that receives a federal disaster declaration.
Homeowners and renters in officially designated counties who sustained damage to their homes, vehicles, personal property, businesses or inventory may apply for disaster assistance.
Assistance can include grants to help pay for temporary housing, emergency home repairs, uninsured and underinsured personal property losses, and medical, dental and funeral expenses caused by the disaster, together with other serious disaster-related expenses.
Disaster assistance grants are not taxable income and will not affect eligibility for Social Security, Medicaid, medical waiver programs, welfare assistance, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, food stamps, Supplemental Security Income, Social Security Disability Insurance or any other federal benefits.
As a FEMA partner, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) offers low-interest disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, nonprofits, homeowners and renters. SBA disaster loans are the primary source of federal long-term disaster recovery funds for disaster damages not fully covered by insurance or other compensation. They do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations.
Public Assistance can fund the repair, restoration, reconstruction or replacement of eligible public or certain nonprofit facilities or infrastructure damaged or destroyed by a disaster.
FEMA will provide a reimbursement grant of at least 75% of eligible costs, with the state and local governments sharing the remaining 25%. Eligible public entities include state governments, local governments and any other political subdivision of the state, recognized tribes and U.S. territories. Certain private nonprofits such as schools, utility companies, irrigation systems, emergency, medical, and rehabilitation operations, houses of worship and temporary or permanent custodial-care facilities are potentially eligible to get assistance.
Although funds are awarded to government entities and private nonprofits, the PA program is intended to benefit everyone in the affected community by helping to restore the community after a disaster.
What to expect after you apply for FEMA assistance:
FEMA may be able to help with temporary housing expenses, basic home repairs or other essential disaster-related needs that are not covered by insurance. There are several ways to apply: Go online to DisasterAssistance.gov, use the FEMA app for smartphones or call 800-621-3362. If you use a relay service, such as video relay (VRS), captioned telephone or other service, give FEMA the number for that service.
FEMA will ask for:
- A current phone number where you can be contacted.
- Your address at the time of the disaster and the address where you are now staying.
- Your Social Security number.
- A general list of damage and losses.
- Banking information if you choose direct deposit.
- If insured, the policy number or the agent and/or the company name.
If you have homeowners, renters or flood insurance, you should file a claim as soon as possible. FEMA cannot duplicate benefits for losses covered by insurance. If your policy does not cover all your damage expenses, you may be eligible for federal assistance.
If you report that you cannot, or may not be able to, safely live in your home, FEMA may need to perform an inspection of the damaged dwelling. The inspection may be conducted at the site of the damaged dwelling or remotely. FEMA will contact you to let you know how the inspection will take place.
For remote inspections, FEMA inspectors will contact applicants to answer questions about the type and extent of damage sustained. Survivors with minimal damage who can live in their homes will not automatically be scheduled for a home inspection. However, they may request an inspection if they later find significant disaster-caused damage.
Remote inspections have no impact on the types of Other Needs Assistance available that do not require an inspection. This includes child care, transportation, medical and dental, funeral expenses, moving and storage, and Group Flood Insurance Policy Assistance.
Learn more at www.fema.gov