Debris collection from Hurricane Ian will continue through this week in some residential areas of Maitland.
Contracted companies have worked for more than three weeks, hauling away more than 12,000 cubic yards of debris so far, to complete most of the city. Teams of city workers recently joined efforts to focus mostly on properties that could not be reached by the large hurricane debris collection trucks. WastePro also collects yard waste that is placed in bags and containers - loose debris is collected by the hurricane recovery teams.
The city cannot forecast specific days when debris will be collected in neighborhoods. Please be patient. Collections will continue until all residential areas are addressed.
Household hazardous waste, which includes paints, batteries and various chemicals, will no longer be collected with residential hurricane debris.
During the past three weeks, city contractors along with auditors designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, encountered a large number of homes with paint cans and chemicals left at the curb. Almost none of the item appeared to be damaged from Hurricane Ian on Sept. 28-29.
Residents who set out paint and other hazardous items at the curb following the storm are asked to return them to storage inside. These materials may be disposed at the Seminole County Central Transfer Station, 1950 State Road 419 in Longwood.
For questions, please contact the City of Maitland at (407) 616-5338.