Debris Collection

Updated: 11/292022 6:25 p.m.

Oviedo Debris Collection Update

The Debris Collection contractor will be continuing to collect debris from Hurricanes Ian and Nicole through December 9th.  

Please continue to bring any debris down by the curb, out of the way of sidewalks.

Please remember, all storm debris should not be in bags.  

What can I expect to see? 

  • Tree trimming crews clearing hanging limbs over right of way and leaning trees in the public right of way.
  • Large claw trucks collecting vegetative and construction/demolition debris in the City. 
    • Please use caution when passing. 

What trees or branches will be trimmed? 

  • Any hazardous branch greater than 2" in diameter hanging over the right of way (road, sidewalk, etc.) will be trimmed at the property line. The City's contractor cannot go on to the private property.
  • Any tree on public right of way that has significant canopy damage, heartwood (central core of the tree) exposure, a lean of greater than 30 degrees, or root ball exposure. 

What do I need to do?

  • Follow the instructions in the graphic below to prepare your debris for removal. 

How long will this take?

  • The Contractor will be active in the City for a number of weeks.

When will my debris be collected?

  • We cannot determine when a specific street or address will be picked up, but we are making all efforts to collect all debris in a timely manner. Your patience is appreciated. 

Should I bag storm debris?

  • Storm debris should not be bagged. 
  • You may continue to bag yard waste to be collected on your regularly scheduled date. Due to the excess volume of vegetative waste, Waste Pro will limit pick up to 5 items (bags/cans) of yard waste per household.     

What if I have bagged storm debris or yard waste and it is slow being picked up?

  • All debris, regardless if bagged or un-bagged will be picked up but it take several weeks to be cleared. There is a extraordinary volume of vegetative and Construction debris being collected and the collection vehicles have limited capacity. Collections will catch up, but it will take time. 
  • We appreciate your patience. 

What do I do with furniture, appliances and other household debris from flooding? 

  • The City's debris hauler will collect this material as well on a later pass.  It should be placed at the curb as construction and demolition debris described in the graphic below. 

What if the debris hauler comes to my street before I am able to get my debris out? 

  • The debris contractor will conduct multiple passes throughout the city. Residents will be notified before operations cease. 

please review the information below regarding preparation for debris removal. 

Debris should be placed curbside, without blocking fire hydrants, roadways, storm drains, mailboxes, utility poles, and sprinklers, etc. Debris should be placed curbside, between the roadside and the sidewalk, without placing it in the roadway. An open roadway is essential for emergency response and debris clean-up operations.

Separate Your Debris into Piles

Vegetative Debris - separate vegetation from roofing/fencing/building debris, as these cannot be mixed during the removal operation and may impede the ability to clean-up in front of your home. 

Large vegetative debris will be collected by the City's contracted waste hauler utilizing grapple trucks. Large debris, such as downed trees should be cut into smaller pieces that can be placed at the curb for collection.   

Roofing/Wood Fencing/Building Debris

Vinyl Fencing


Debris placement 

Please place debris at the curb, but not blocking the streets, sidewalks, or curbs. Keeping the stormwater system clear is extremely important. 

Do not place debris piles on top of storm drains, next to fire hydrants, mail boxes, sprinklers, power/light poles or trees. The large equipment required to collect storm debris may damage these nearby obstructions. 

Vegetative debris should not be bagged. 


Burning of storm debris is prohibited within the incorporated City Limits of Oviedo.  This is a serious hazard and may result in the spread of fire or dangerous smoke conditions, damage the roadway, or other public or private property.

Separating Storm Debris Graphic

City Debris poster