Seminole County Large Debris Management

Posted on: 9/14/2017 1:09:14 PM

Seminole County, FL (September 14, 2017) – Seminole County debris removal operations are underway. Unincorporated Seminole County residents will begin to see large storm debris contractors in their neighborhoods beginning tomorrow, Friday, 9/15.

Large Vegetative Storm Debris Collection
Seminole County Government has engaged multiple contractors to expedite heavy storm debris collection. Due to the overwhelming magnitude of bulky storm debris, the process of collecting the large yard waste is anticipated to take several weeks.

Residents may begin placing large vegetative debris, which includes logs, bushes, tree branches, root balls, plants, fence panels and other bulky storm debris curbside. If residents are unsure where to place debris and do not have a sidewalk, ditch, or utility line in front of their home, debris should be placed at the edge of property before the curb. Debris should not block fire hydrants, roadways, storm drains, mailboxes, utility poles, or sprinklers.  Any debris placed behind the sidewalk or adjacent to private property will not be picked up.

Three types of crews will be collecting debris in Unincorporated Seminole County:

  • Those that are cutting large debris into smaller, more manageable sections;
  • Those that are collecting large vegetative storm debris;
  • Those that are collecting construction/demolition debris, including fencing;

Crews that cut the debris will not be collecting debris, as this requires two different types of equipment. Residents should not be concerned if cut debris is not immediately collected. Another crew will come collect the debris.  If large vegetative debris has been collected but not c/d such as fencing, do not be concerned, a third truck will be collecting construction/demolition debris.

Seminole County is in the process of creating a large debris management map that will indicate where crews are working. Please visit for additional information.

The County has opened four vegetative storm debris drop-off locations for Unincorporated Seminole County residents. The sites will be open from 8:00am to 6:00pm, seven days a week until further notice. 

Construction and demolition debris, including fencing, will not be accepted.  Residents will need to be prepared to unload their vegetative debris, and are required to empty any bagged debris.  Locations for vegetative storm debris are the following:

  • 175 Yankee Lake Road, Sanford, FL 32771
  • 5340 Bedford Road, Sanford, FL 32773
  • 2841 Cameron Avenue, Sanford, FL 32773
  • 3540 Dike Road, Winter Park, FL 32792

These sites will help alleviate lines at the transfer station and landfill and are free of charge for Unincorporated Seminole County residents.  Proof of residency within Unincorporated Seminole County will be required.

Residents may also drop off debris at the Osceola Landfill, located at 1930 E. Osceola Road in Geneva, or the Central Transfer Station, located at 1950 State Road 419 in Longwood.  Applicable fees and size limits will apply. 

Small Vegetative Storm Debris Collection
In order to provide some immediate relief, the County’s regular residential garbage haulers will collect small yard waste that is bagged. Due to limited equipment, haulers are unable to collect large debris, but will collect bagged items that include leaves, palm fronds, grass clippings, pine cones, and rakeable brush. 

In addition to Wednesday, the regularly scheduled yard waste collection day, Seminole County haulers will also collect yard waste and small storm debris on Saturday for the next several weeks. The haulers will make every effort to reach each customer on both yard waste days, however in order to do so, a  five-bag, 50 lbs. per bag limit has been instituted. In the event a hauler is unable to collect bags immediately after they are set out, they will collect them on the next yard waste pick-up day.


Media Contact:
County Manager's Office
1101 East First Street
Sanford, FL 32771
Phone: (407) 665-7212
Fax: (407) 665-7958