Garbage, recycling and yard waste will not be collected in Maitland on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday due to closure of area landfills ahead of Hurricane Dorian. Collections will resume on Thursday, Friday and Saturday pending safe weather, landfill and roadway availability. Monday’s recycling is rescheduled for Saturday.

Do not put garbage, recycling or yard waste on the curb ahead of high winds and heavy rains that are expected Tuesday and Wednesday.

Once hurricane conditions have passed, there are several things residents can do to ensure the smooth resumption of trash and recycling collection services.

·         Be sure to separate regular household waste from yard waste. Everyday items, like food, recyclables and other household waste, should be treated as you normally would, while yard waste such as tree limbs should be placed curbside in separate piles.

·         Do not mix other items with yard waste. Do not bag or tie together tree limbs and other yard waste. Do not put yard waste in garbage or recycling containers.  

·         Keep yard waste and storm debris at least two feet away from garbage and recycling containers. Piles should be placed at the curb – not in the street – to avoid blocking collection vehicles and emergency response vehicles.  

·         Separating waste properly will allow Waste Pro, Maitland’s garbage and recycling contractor, to collect household garbage quickly and safely and help prevent odors and other safety hazards from impacting your surrounding area. Separation is also necessary to allow other firms to collect storm debris in accordance with arrangements made by local municipalities, counties or FEMA.

·         Waste Pro will restart curbside trash and recycling collection of normal household waste as soon as it is safe to do so.