Storm Related Vegetative Debris Pick-Up
A preliminary assessment by County staff estimates that there is a least 100,000 cubic yards of vegetative debris from Hurricane Irma. It is possible that this figure will increase as assessments continue.
Debris Removal Status Map - See what areas are completed, pending, and in progress.
*Notice: This map features separate tabs for public roads and private roads as public roads will be collected first followed by private roads. Cities are not included as they collect their own debris.
- Rights-of-way: Starting Monday, September 18, 2017 Public Rights-of-way in Unincorporated Indian River County
- Private Roads: To Be Determined Next Week
- For other areas, please call:
- Vero Beach (772) 978-5300
- Sebastian (772) 228-7001
- Fellsmere (772) 646-6316
- Indian River Shores (772) 231-1771
- Orchid (772) 581-2770
The following are some guidelines for preparing vegetative storm debris for pick-up:
- Vegetative debris should be placed curbside, not in the roadways or sidewalks.
- Do not place vegetative debris under trees that will impede equipment used to remove debris.
- Vegetative debris should be placed in separate piles. Vegetative debris will not be picked up if it is commingled with garbage, wood/construction debris, metals, white goods such as refrigerators/hot water heaters/ dishwasher.
- Do not use plastic bags for vegetative debris as it makes it impossible to recycle or mulch. Do not put garbage in the vegetative debris piles.
- Do not put vegetative debris on storm drains, fire hydrants, water meters, or any other utility features in the right of way.
- View a list of frequently asked questions on storm-related vegetative debris removal.
Please be aware that dumping any type of debris from private subdivisions onto public roadways or not disposing of debris in a legal manner is subject to code enforcement action by the County.
Right-of-Entry Form for Private Roadways and Subdivisions
The Indian River County Board of County Commissioners may, after the declaration of a disaster, authorize the collection of debris from Private Roadways and Private Subdivisions. In order to facilitate the collection of disaster generated vegetative debris from Private Roadways and Private Subdivisions, a right-of-entry form must be submitted by each property owner on a private road or by an authorized officer or agent of the Home Owners' Association of a private subdivision on a private road. Please be aware that submission of this form does not guarantee that vegetative debris located on Private Roadways and within Private Subdivisions will automatically be collected by the County or the County debris contractor.
You can submit the form online at ircrecycles.com/rightofentry.htm or download & print the form to submit by mail or hand delivery to the Public Works Department, 1801 27th Street, Vero Beach. You can also scan the form and send to email@example.com. If you choose not to submit the form online, you will need sign the form and have it notarized. Notaries are available at the County Administration Building.