Disaster Debris Removal

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The City of Palm Bay's disaster debris removal contractor is transitioning to the final stages of debris removal on City maintained roads in response to Hurricane Irma. On November 12th, 2017, any debris placed in the public right-of-way after this date is not guaranteed for collection from the debris removal contractor. 

 When will your debris be removed? Input Track_Trucks2your address in our interactive map and click on the retrieved location to get an estimated collection time for your neighborhood Track the trucks

 Plantation Circle Residents will be collected as part of Zone 28

The City of Palm Bay has contracted debris removal specialists to collect the debris from Hurricane Irma. The start date for debris removal is September 18th, 2017.


To ensure pickup, please separate Hurricane Irma debris and place debris in piles at the curb in the public right-of-way. The public right-of-way is the area of residential property that extends from the street to the sidewalk, ditch, utility pole or easement.

Please sort debris into the following categories:

  • VEGETATIVE DEBRIS (whole trees, tree stumps, tree branches, tree trunks and other leafy material)

  • CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION DEBRIS (damaged components of buildings and structures such as lumber and wood, wall board, glass, metal, roofing materials, tile, furnishings, and fixtures)

  • HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE (materials that are ignitable, reactive, toxic or corrosive such as paints, cleaners, pesticides, etc.)

  • LARGE APPLIANCES (refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, heat pumps, ovens, ranges, washing machines, clothes dryers and water heaters)

  • ELECTRONIC WASTE (computers, televisions, office electronic equipment, etc.)

Do not place debris near a water meter vault, fire hydrant or any other above-ground utility. Only sorted debris piles placed on the public right-of-way will be eligible for collection until further notice. 

Waste Management will NOT pick up any material that is piled in your right-of-way, they will only collect containerized material. Anything you intend to have picked up by Waste Management must be in your regular trash can or personal can(s).

Gated Communities / Private Roads - Debris Removal Information:

The City of Palm Bay, in guidance of FEMA regulations for the removal of debris following a declared natural emergency, will be adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Storm debris located inside gated communities will NOT be collected by the City’s contracted debris collection contractor CERES Environmental Services- per FEMA regulations.
  • Storm debris from inside gated communities placed on the City right of way outside the gated community WILL be collected by the City’s contracted debris collection contractor CERES Environmental as allowed - per FEMA regulations. All storm debris must be separated into the appropriate piles (see graphic above).
  • Yard waste vegetation placed in personally owned trash receptacles will be collected by Waste Management as part of the regularly scheduled service.
  • Large appliances (refrigerator, ovens, etc...) will be collected by Waste Management through the utilization of the Waste Management call center coordinating a scheduled date for pick-up. Contact Waste Management at palmbayservice@wm.com or 321.723.4455.

If you have any questions please call our Public Works Customer Service (321) 952-3437, or send us an email at pwcustomerservice@pbfl.org.

Tips from Waste Management on pre-storm and post-storm preparation. Hurricane Preparation