This page contains all news updates issued by the City of Melbourne regarding Hurricane Irma. This page will be updated as conditions change.
Countywide updates regarding shelters, evacuation routes, causeway re-openings after the storm, and other important information, will be distributed by Brevard County Emergency Management on their Twitter and Facebook pages.
Text “FOLLOW BREVARDEOC” to 40404 to receive updates from Brevard County by text message.
You can also call 211 with specific questions or concerns.
Disaster Debris Removal Begins Monday, September 18
Disaster debris removal will begin on Monday, Sept. 18, in the City of Melbourne.
All storm debris needs to be separated from regular household trash and recycling.
Storm debris piles CANNOT be mixed, they must be separated, as per the guidelines in the graphic below.
Waste Management WILL NOT be collecting piles of yard waste but WILL collect any yard waste that is placed in cans or carts.
Residents may also bring their yard waste and construction/demolition materials to one of the Brevard County Disposal locations (7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Monday - Sunday):
- Central Disposal Facility, 2250 Adamson Rd, Cocoa, FL (This facility can take fencing and other pressure-treated wood.)
- Sarno Road Landfill, 3379 Sarno Road, Melbourne, FL (Pressure treated lumber will not be accepted at this facility.)
Disaster Debris Separation Guidelines
Debris should be placed curbside, without blocking the roadway or storm drains.
See the diagram below for a description of how to separate and where to place debris. (Download larger version of the "Separating Debris" graphic.)
Separate Debris Into These Categories:
· Leaves (do not put in bags)
· Tree branches
CONSTRUCTION & DEMOLITION DEBRIS
· Building materials
APPLIANCES & WHITE GOODS
· Air conditioners
· Washers, dryers
· Water heaters
· Other devices with a cord
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE
· Cleaning supplies
· Lawn chemicals
· Oil-based paints and stains
DO NOT STACK OR LEAN
Placing debris near or on trees, poles, or other structures makes removal difficult. This includes fire hydrants and meters.
UNSURE WHERE TO PLACE DEBRIS?
If you don’t have a sidewalk, ditch, or utility line in front of your house, place debris at the edge of your property before the curb.
Your cooperation will make this debris removal operation proceed smoothly and ensure that the community recovers as quickly as possible.
PLEASE BE PATIENT
Debris generated from a tropical storm or hurricane is typically in the hundreds of tons and will take weeks to collect.
Normal Household Trash
Normal household trash and bagged debris of any kind will not be picked up with disaster debris. You should continue to follow your normal garbage removal schedule.
For More Information
Please call 321-608-5080.