Hurricane Dorian may delay your trash pickup

Central Florida counties announce postponements

(AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

ORLANDO, Fla.Hurricane Dorian disrupted life in Central Florida, including regularly scheduled trash pickup.

Officials across the region announced that crews will be unable to pick up trash and recycling until the storm passes and it's safe to do so. 

Below is a list of counties and cities where residents are expected to see changes in their waste removal.

Brevard County

"9/1/19 | 10AM Per Waste Management: Monday collections will begin earlier than usual to maximize the number of customers who get a collection. If you are a regular Monday customer, please be sure to place your carts out Sunday evening. Collections will begin at 5:30 a.m. and will run until approximately 2 p.m. Residents who have not been picked up by ‪2 p.m. should bring inside or otherwise secure refuse.

"Residents can also discard yard waste at the County landfills, which will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, should they choose to do so.

"Operations will resume once County officials have reopened the landfills and the all-clear is given for trucks to be on the roadways. We will provide you with a specific Palm Bay service schedule once we have information as to when service can resume. Monday customers who were not serviced will be the first picked up once service resumes.

"Please notify any neighbors who may not be receiving these updates with a friendly door knock or phone call. Visit for service updates. Also, if located in a city limit, contact that city to ensure you have the correct information for their pick-ups."

Osceola County

County recycling pickups will resume as scheduled Thursday and make-up collections for garbage are as follows:

Osceola County

  • Missed Tuesday pickups are rescheduled for Thursday
  • Thursday pickups will be made on Friday
  • Friday pickups will be made on Saturday


  • Monday collection will now be collected on Thursday
  • Tuesday collection will now be picked up on Friday

St. Cloud

  • Tuesday trash pickup will be picked up on Thursday
  • Thursday recycling pickup will be rescheduled on a later date
  • Friday recycling pickup will be picked up on Friday
  • No brush debris will be picked up for the remainder of the week


"City of Melbourne customers are asked to please have carts curbside before 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 2. Residential collection service will begin early in an effort to service as many customers as possible in advance of the storm. 

"If your garbage, recycling, bulky waste, and/or yard waste has not been picked up by 2 p.m. on Monday, it should be brought inside or otherwise secured. Please remove your cart from the curb and place it in a secure location away from open spaces. 

"The Brevard County landfills and transfer stations will be closed at 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 2.  

"Please check the Waste Management website for updates regarding service beyond September 2."

New Smyrna Beach

"Residents are encouraged not to generate any additional unnecessary debris or trash. Experiences with prior storms have shown that limbs are more sustainable intact on trees versus as loose debris on the street.

"After the storm, debris should be separated into vegetative debris and bulk/construction & demotion/other piles and placed curbside without blocking the road, sidewalk or storm drains. To ensure speedier removal, piles should not be placed directly under power lines to provide collection trucks with boom arms sufficient room to maneuver.

"Hurricane Dorian Solid Waste Pickup Schedule

  • Monday: All regular routes running for garbage, yard waste & recycling.
  • Tuesday: No service due to closure of the Volusia County landfill.
  • Wednesday to Friday: Undetermined at this time; dependent on weather conditions. Normal Waste Pro services collection will resume as soon as possible once the storm clears and roads are passable.

"Dependent on the storm conditions and timing:

  • Tuesday garbage will be picked up on Friday, Sept. 7. 
  • Tuesday recycling and yard waste will picked-up on the following Tuesday, Sept. 10."

Winter Park

"There will be no residential garbage or recycling Waste Pro services Monday, September 2, and Tuesday, September 3. Please make sure to secure your items and do not place your recycling or garbage items curbside as they can be projectiles.

"For more hurricane-related updates, please visit"


"Household garbage
If regular pick up days are Monday and Thursday, pickups will be made on Thursday only.
If regular pick up days are Tuesday and Friday, pickups will be made on Friday only.

Homes regularly scheduled for pick up on Thursday and Friday will get picked up on their usual schedule.
Homes regularly scheduled for pick up on Monday and Tuesday will not be picked up until the normal schedule resumes.

"Residents are encouraged not to generate any new vegetative debris. Yard debris/tree limbs should not be placed curbside prior to the storm as these can become projectiles in the high winds, causing damage to homes and vehicles.  Debris should not be placed in the roadway, swales, drainage ditches or storm culverts. This could cause storm related flooding issues."

Altamonte Springs

From the city of Altamonte Springs:

  • Trash and yard waste collection is suspended until Thursday, September 5.
  • Residents are urged to NOT place any loose yard waste on the street or curbside as these items may become projectiles and clog storm drains which could cause flooding. 
  • The City will schedule storm debris pick-up separately after the storm has passed. More updates to follow.
  • Special pick-ups for large items are suspended until further notice.

Ormond Beach

"Garbage pickup is canceled for Ormond Beach on Tuesday due to the Volusia County Landfill being closed. Pickup will continue as scheduled on Monday. When the landfill re-opens, we will resume our pickup schedule."


"WCA, the city's waste hauler, will be consolidating its pickup schedule to ensure all residents' garbage is collected by Saturday.

"Garbage service resumed Thursday after being suspended for Hurricane Dorian. Recycling will not be picked up this week.

"Here is the updated schedule for the rest of the week:
Thursday  - Makeup day for Tuesday customers.
Friday - Makeup day for Wednesday customers.
Friday and Saturday - Collection days for Thursday and Friday customers.

"Bottom line: All Wednesday, Thursday and Friday customers should put out their garbage containers by Friday morning and it will get picked up by Saturday.

"Additionally, yard debris caused by Hurricane Dorian will be picked up as normal by WCA. Residents should have the debris broken down and tied in bundles or placed in bags or containers. Debris should be no more than 4 feet in length and 50 lbs. per bag, bundle or container. Anything additional can be priced for removal."

Lake County

"Lake County Solid Waste is suspending bulk trash pickup due to Hurricane Dorian. Residents who have bulk trash are asked to secure it for later disposal when normal business resumes. Those wishing to dispose of bulk items before the storm may visit one of Lake County's five convenience centers on Saturday. Convenience center locations and hauler contact information can be found online at: Any changes to collection following the storm will be announced. Residents are encouraged to secure yard debris and trash during the storm."


"The City of Clermont will close all city offices and cancel sanitation services on Tues., Sept. 3 in preparation for Hurricane Dorian.

"Sanitation services will occur as scheduled on Labor Day, Mon. Sept. 2. Determinations have not yet been made for Wed., Sept. 4 on closures or garbage pickup."


The city will begin garbage and recycling collection, including missed garbage collections, on Thursday, September 5, at 6 a.m.  

City Solid Waste crews will follow the schedule below to ensure all missed routes are picked up before regular collection resumes next week.  

  • Thursday, September 5: Makeup for missed Monday and Wednesday garbage collection. 
  • Friday, September 6: Makeup collection for missed Tuesday garbage collection.  
  • Saturday, September 7: Makeup collection for missed Thursday recycling collection.   
  • Sunday, September 8: Makeup collection for missed Friday recycling collection.   

Regular garbage, recycling and yard waste pickup is scheduled to resume normal operations on Monday, September 9.

Seminole County

"Solid Waste curbside collection service has resumed the normal schedule for garbage and recycling. Please realize that collection crews will be working hard to catch up from three days of no collection. Our collection crews work from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. Please make sure to leave your material curbside during these hours to assure collection.

"To check your days of service please visit:

Garbage collection

"If your garbage collection should have taken place on Monday it will be collected Thursday.

"If your garbage collection should have taken place on Tuesday it will be collected on Friday.

Recycling collection

"If your recycle collection should have taken place on Monday, Sept. 2 it will be collected Monday, Sept. 9.

"If your recycle collection should have taken place on Tuesday, Sept. 3 it will be collected on Tuesday, Sept. 10.

"If your recycle collection should have taken place on Wednesday, Sept. 4 it will be collected Wednesday, Sept. 11.

Yard waste 

"If you participate and are accessed for the weekly yard waste collection, your next scheduled yard waste collection day will be Wednesday, Sept. 11. On Wednesday, Sept. 11, you may place a combination of up to 30 bags, tied bundles and/or containers curbside for collection.

"The yard waste must meet curbside regulation. Bags, tied bundles and containers may not exceed 50 pounds each. Branches must be four feet or less in length and have a diameter less than four inches. Placing your yard waste at the curbside properly will help your collection service provider collect yard waste quickly and safely.

Bulk collection

"On-call collection services may be available for large items such as bicycles, furniture, furnaces, lawn equipment/mowers, white goods (large appliances) and materials from minor household repairs/remodeling projects.

"Be sure to call in advance to confirm item is eligible for special collection and to schedule a collection date. Call 407-665-2260 to connect with your hauler. 

Landfill/transfer station

"The Seminole County Landfill and Central Transfer Station has resumed normal operating hours.

Central Transfer Station
1950 State Road 419
Longwood, FL 32750
Monday – Saturday
7:30am to 5:30pm

Seminole County Landfill
1930 E. Osceola Rd
Geneva, FL 32732
7 Days a Week
7:30am to 5:30pm" 


"Due to the weather situation with Hurricane Dorian and Landfill closures, there will be NO garbage or recycle collection for residents or commercial businesses located within the city limits of Sanford on Monday, September 2, 2019 and Tuesday, September 3, 2019."

Winter Springs

Garbage, yard waste and recycling collection services are suspended through Wednesday. 

"Do not place any items curbside until further notice," the city said in a news release.

REMINDER: Bring loose, lightweight objects inside that could become projectiles in high winds (e.g., patio furniture, garbage cans); anchor objects that would be unsafe to bring inside (e.g., propane tanks); and trim or remove trees close enough to fall on the building.

For updates, visit the city's website.

Orange County

"Garbage, recycling, large items and yard waste will not be collected for residents of unincorporated Orange County on Wednesday, September4, due to Hurricane Dorian. This will be the third day of no service, including Monday, September 2, and Tuesday, September 3," the county said in a news release.

Once the storm has passed and the emergency notifications have been lifted, the collection schedule will be adjusted by the number of days service was suspended, including Saturday and Sunday, to catch up on service, the county said.

Customers whose regular day is Monday should place garbage, recycling, large items and yard waste at the curb only when conditions are safe for collection on Thursday, September 5. 

Other days of service will follow until the normal service schedule resumes, which will likely be the week of September 16. Garbage collection will be the priority. Yard waste and storm debris may be delayed depending the severity of the storm.

Regular setout guidelines will apply once service returns. Visit

Also, the Orange County Landfill, 5901 Young Pine Road, and Porter Transfer Station, 1326 Good Homes Road, both close at 5 p.m. on Monday, September 2, and will remain closed until conditions are safe. Information:
In addition, the Orange County Utilities Solid Waste Hotline at 407-836-6601 and email will resume when staff members return to the call center.

If the storm path projections are altered, further updates may be issued at

Palm Coast

"The Customer Service phone number is 386-986-2360. Residents can ask about closed City facilities; sand and sandbag locations; trees down; utility, stormwater, and public works issues, garbage questions or anything else that pertains to the City.

"Additionally, with tropical storm force winds expected as early as Monday, garbage collection has been suspended for Monday and Tuesday, and possibly longer depending on the storm's impact. We will provide updates on this also in the days ahead."