Orange County debris deadline announced

Published 2:08 pm Wednesday, November 22, 2017

From staff reports

Deadline for storm generated debris to be placed for pickup is Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, according to a press release from Orange County Emergency Management Coordinator Ralph Valenciano.

All debris placed on the roadway after this date will not be picked up. Debris should be placed in accordance with FEMA guidelines.

Any flood related materials that citizens may want removed from the area must be separated into four distinct categories.  FEMA requirements for separation of debris and damaged material are as follows:

  • C&D Piles- construction and demolition materials
  • Green Waste Piles- tree limbs, branches and cuttings
  • White Goods- refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers, freezers, etc.
  • Hazardous Waste- paints, household chemicals, etc.

Citizens cooperation will assist in expediting debris pick up and clean up of our community, according to the press release.

Projected completion date is Monday, Dec. 18, 2017.

Storm generated debris located on open access private roads, private roads with locked gates and residential private property may be eligible for removal by the following:

  • Applicant must fill out and return the Right of Entry. Applicants eligibility will be evaluated after completed Right of Entry is submitted.
  • Deadline to submit Right of Entry Form is Friday, Dec. 8, 2017.
  • Expected completion of debris removal for eligible applicants is Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017.

Right of Entry forms are available at Orange County Convention and Expo Center located at 11475 Farm to Market Road 1442 in Orange. Forms can be printed at under Public Notices and News and then click on Final Harvey ROE for Debris or Demo. Also available here: FINAL HARVEY ROE for DEBRIS or DEMO

Residents are encouraged to contact Orange County Office of Emergency Management at 409-882-7895 with questions pertaining to debris removal.