Don’t mix yard waste, storm debris

FEMA wants homeowners to make separate trash piles for collectors.

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency has a rule that states yard waste cannot be mixed with other storm debris for it to be collected. The city of Winter Garden is asking residents in the city limits and in unincorporated Orange County to follow the rule to expedite the Hurricane Ian cleanup process.

In response to Hurricane Ian, debris removal contractors began servicing neighborhoods to pick up storm-related debris Sunday, Oct. 9. Beginning Monday, Oct. 10, the contractor is working from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week until all storm debris is picked up.

The city of Winter Garden has a Hurricane Ian recovery website page that is updated regularly:



Amy Quesinberry

Community Editor Amy Quesinberry was born at the old West Orange Memorial Hospital and raised in Winter Garden. Aside from earning her journalism degree from the University of Georgia, she hasn’t strayed too far from her hometown and her three-mile bubble. She grew up reading The Winter Garden Times and knew in the eighth grade she wanted to write for her community newspaper. She has been part of the writing and editing team since 1990.

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