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St. Cloud announces storm debris drop-off point

Posted on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 5:08 pm

City of St. Cloud and Osceola County are working together to provide a city-owned property in support of the county’s initiative to facilitate locations for all Osceola County residents to drop off storm-related debris. The St. Cloud site is located at 2350 Canoe Creek Road; just one mile south of US Highway 192. The site is monitored by the county’s contracted debris-monitoring company and residents must show a valid photo identification card, such as a driver license, or a billing statement that includes the resident’s county home address. The site is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
“City crews will pick up storm-debris placed curbside on St. Cloud’s private roads and TAG Grinding Services, Inc., will pick up storm debris in St. Cloud’s public areas, but citizens are advised that storm-debris collection may take some time,” said City of St. Cloud Division of Emergency Management Manager Bill Johnston. “Now, residents have another alternative at no charge. County Manager Don Fisher and Interim City Manager Bill Sturgeon worked together to locate a suitable property in St. Cloud for the vegetative and construction debris. Now, the property is ready for residents to drop off their storm-related debris.”
Collection throughout the city should be completed within three to four weeks. Customers are asked for patience as crews work hard to clean up after the catastrophic storm.
Proper steps to prepare storm-related debris for collection:
Ø Separate debris into a pile of vegetative debris and a pile of construction debris (extremely important for efficient collection)
1. Vegetative: Downed trees, broken limbs, uprooted shrubs and broken ground cover
2. Construction and Demolition Debris (C&D): Includes concrete, wood, asphalt (i.e., roof shingles), drywall, metals, bricks, glass, plastics, building components (i.e., from doors and windows)
•Place debris to be collected curbside/public right-of-way; do not block roadway
•Keep all household garbage and recycling material in maroon and blue carts, respectively
•Pile loose at the curb: All tree debris/vegetative debris
•Ensure no vehicles are parked in front of piles to ensure collection is possible
•Never place any debris beside utility poles or transformers, under power lines, on top of water meters, on storm drains, by fire hydrants, near vehicles, next to mailboxes or fences. Hidden electrical hazards can injure or kill collection personnel.