Orange County government confirmed that the local storm debris removal process has finally ended after the community impact from Hurricane Ian and Tropical Storm Nicole.
Since early October, Orange County’s debris removal contractor has collected roughly 355,000 cubic yards of debris. The storm season generated an enormous amount of debris, enough debris to fill 107 Olympic size swimming pools.
Orange County is approximately one thousand square miles and maintains over 2,600 miles of roadway. Over course of the operation, Orange County reported that contractors utilized 96 individual trucks to collect a total of 7,940 loads of debris.
Any remaining yard waste or bulk items must be prepared for collection in accordance with Orange County Solid Waste guidelines.