Storm Debris Cleanup

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Tree Cleanup Announcement

The City of Minneola signed a letter activating an interlocal agreement we have in place which authorizes vegetative storm debris to be removed from all municipal streets and rights-of-way using the contracted debris hauling company Crowder Gulf.

The contractor is anticipating beginning storm debris collection and disposal in Minneola this coming Wednesday (09-20-17) or Thursday (09-21-17).  They will make two collection sweeps throughout the City.  The first sweep will be for the collection of vegetative waste only. The vegetative debris must be loose, not bagged, to ensure only vegetative debris is present.  Household garbage or construction materials including, but not limited to, metal, shingles, drywall, or glass is prohibited from being mixed with the vegetative debris as this may cause damage to the mulching machines.  Residents cleaning up the fallen limbs and trees from their property may begin placing the vegetative debris at the curb for collection and disposal.  The debris must be near the roadway so the collection equipment can reach it.  Please be sure to place all of your loose, not bagged, vegetative storm debris by the curb for collection on or before this Tuesday at 6:00 a.m. just in case the company is able to service the Minneola area sooner.  It may take the company several days to complete the collection within the City depending on the amount of storm debris that is set out for collection.

The second storm debris sweep will be for the collection of vegetative waste, fencing, and other mixed types of bulk storm debris.  Likewise, this debris must not be bagged when placed at the curb for collection.  A date for the second sweep has not been determined at this time and is dependent on the amount of time it takes to make the first debris sweep.

Lake County has expanded the landfill hours on County Road 561 in Astatula to 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. seven days-per-week and are waiving disposal fees for residential customers until further notice. The convenience waste collection center on Log House Road in Groveland will be open 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Residents may collect and dispose of their own debris at Lake County's landfill or convenience center if they wish to have it removed from their property prior to Crowder Gulf's arrival.

Please be advised that Crowder Gulf is contracted to perform this service and will not be asking citizens for any payments or fees.  Please report any suspicious activity of anyone going door-to-door offering to perform services or asking to enter your home to perform inspections to law enforcement immediately.