BREVARD COUNTY, FL. -- Waste Management resumed normal waste collection today across Brevard County, while efforts begin for private contractors to begin canvassing the county for collection of an estimated 600,000 cubic yards of storm debris related to Hurricane Irma. Waste Management does not collect storm debris unless it's in a Waste Management receptacle during normal collection pickup. 

Beginning today, Tuesday, Sept. 12, Waste Management, Inc., the County's franchised solid waste collector resumed a normal collection schedule for household garbage, recycling, and containerized yard waste. The County's disaster debris contractors will soon begin collection of loose piles of yard waste, including tree limbs, branches and limbs, along with construction debris such as roofing shingles, fencing and lumber. The actual routes and days for private contracted collection do not follow a set schedule; however, all such debris set out in the right-of-way will be collected. Important things to remember about storm debris collection:

  • Keep your yard waste and construction debris in separate piles at your curb.
  • Do not use bags for yard waste (it makes it impossible to recycle/mulch.)
  • Cut up trees and branches to 4' foot lengths if possible.
  • The County's Central Disposal Facility in Cocoa, the Sarno Road Landfill and Transfer Station in Melbourne, and Mockingbird Way Mulching Facility in Titusville are open beginning at 7:30 to 5:30 today through Saturday if you choose to deliver your debris to a permitted disposal facility yourself. A decision is pending on whether to open the facilities on Sunday.
  • White goods (refrigerators, freezers, washing machines, etc) will be picked up by Waste Management. Please call them to schedule special pickup.
  • Do not put your yard waste on top of storm drains due to receding waters from Hurricane Irma flooding.

For additional updates on the status of cleanup please check back at this site, or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/recyclerightbrevard.com. Your patience and cooperation during the cleanup is very much appreciated.