County opens to more Debris Drop-off Sites for Residents
Osceola County, Florida — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be in Osceola County starting Tuesday to provide no-cost temporary repairs for roofs damaged by Hurricane Irma as part of Operation Blue Roof.
Representatives from the Corps will be available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday (9/26) at Hart Memorial Central Library, 211 East Dakin Avenue, Kissimmee.
Only primary residences with standard shingled roofs are eligible for the program. Metal roofs and mobile homes will be repaired as practical on a case-by-case basis. However, roofs with 50 percent or more structural damage are not eligible.
To get assistance, you must sign a form to allow Corps staff and contractors to access your property. Those forms can be filled out at the library location.
The program is free and there is never a charge for services. Also, please note the Corps staff does not call residents to sign up.
For more information, call 888-ROOF-BLU (888-766-3258) and press 315, or go to http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/BlueRoof/. Applicants who use 711 or video relay service can call 800-621-3362. Those who are deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech disability and use TTY can call 800-462-7585.
Osceola County added two more debris drop-off sites for citizens, which will open Tuesday (9/26).
The new sites are located at Archie Gordon Park, 421 Buenaventura Boulevard (Look for the signs on Rider Lane behind the ballfields), on the corner of Boggy Creek Road and 4280 High Plains Lane.
The sites are an added convenience for residents. Sites opened last week are located at the old Southport Landfill, 4400 Hunt Road, and at 2350 Canoe Creek Road in St. Cloud.
Please note that some sites may have to be closed after heavy rain.
While the drop-off sites are free to citizens, identification is required. Citizens may use their driver’s license or any billing statement which includes their home address. The sites are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., every day of the week, but are available for residential use only. Businesses will be turned away.
Vegetative debris includes trees, branches, logs, etc. Construction debris includes fencing, shingles, siding, lumber, etc. Please be sure to keep vegetative debris and construction debris separated.
Call the “Debris Hotline” at 855-866-5650 if you have questions about the process. While regularly scheduled curbside service has resumed but service may be delayed due to high of the volume of residential waste in the wake of Irma.
For more information regarding the county’s post-Irma efforts please go to recovery.osceola.org