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Hurricane Matthew Yard Waste Pickup in Florida County Could Take 45 Days

The yard waste generated by Matthew is the equivalent of 2.7 months of yard waste during a typical non-storm period.

Hurricane Matthew churned up a huge amount of yard waste in Florida. In Brevard County, Fla., officials estimate the storm kicked up 300,000 cubic yards of debris and only 12 percent of that has been picked up so far.

Being in the eye of the storm is never an easy task, but being well prepared for the impacts that natural disasters can cause will save both time and money in the long run. On issues ranging from managing collection disruptions to post-disaster cleanup, Waste360 spoke to various waste and recycling companies about their pre- and post-disaster precautions and procedures.

ClickOrlando.com has more on the cleanup efforts:

Rodriguez and George Geletko, a consultant for the county's trash hauler, Waste Management Inc., briefed Brevard County commissioners on Tuesday on trash and yard waste issues related to Hurricane Matthew.

Rodriguez said the yard waste generated by Matthew is the equivalent of 2.7 months of yard waste during a typical non-storm period.

Geletko said regular trash collection also was higher than normal, with 2,000 tons collected during the week after the storm, compared with 2,400 tons for the full month of September.

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