Hurricane Ian Debris Pickup

news release

The IRC Board of County Commissioners approved the County’s current debris contractor to immediately mobilize for pickup of yard debrisresulting from Hurricane Ian, specifically on public roadways within unincorporated IRC.  This comes after FEMA advised officials that Indian River County was added to the Declaration for Federal Public Assistance (PA) regarding damage/debris sustained during the storm. 

The declaration qualifies the County to be reimbursed for pickup of yard debris that is in the interest of public health & safety, which limits debris pickup to those roads with public access.

“While, yard debris pick-up will not begin until later in the week, we consider this welcomed news for those in the unincorporated areas of the County,” said County Administrator Jason Brown.  Staff started coordinating with our current contractor and with our FEMA coordinator as soon as we heard the news to prepare for today’s agenda item,” added Brown. 

The Board of County Commissioners was briefed on the limitations of reimbursement, as well as the FEMA process, and voted to authorize debris pickup on public roadways, which is eligible for FEMA reimbursement.  In addition, the vote extended the duration for waived tipping fees at the Landfill for vegetative debris through Wednesday, November 2nd.

Residents now have more time to take yard debris to one of five Customer Convenience Centers at no cost or to the County’s Landfill with tipping fees waived through Wednesday, November 2.  Residents who subscribe to Waste Management collection services can place yard debris for pickup at the curb as well.  Please remember, this collection is limited to 4 cubic yards of debris that is less than 3” in diameter and less than 50 pounds. 

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