Trash...it goes IN the BIN!
Beginning June 1, new rules for residential garbage collection are in effect. These new ordinances require all garbage taken to the curb on collection day... be IN A BIN! Waste Pro will pickup two garbage bins each collection day and unlimited recycling. Residents may add a second bin if necessary. They are available from Waste Pro ($75) or a comparable bin may be purchased from a hardware store. Resident-purchased bins must be square with a hinged-lid and compatible with Waste Pro's automated trucks. All garbage must be bagged and IN A BIN.
- Everything must be IN A BIN. Trash bags, extra garbage cans, etc. outside of THE BIN will not be picked up after June 1.
- There is a two-garbage bin limit. Bins must be compatible with Waste Pro's automated trucks.
- Residents with items that will not fit IN THE BIN, must call Waste Pro to schedule a pickup (386) 574-0723.
- Lids on all garbage bins must be closed.
- Garbage bins must be placed at the curb correctly (wheels towards the house, lid opening facing the street).
- Garbage bins and recycling containers should not be taken to the curb earlier than 6 p.m. the day before collection day and be picked up no late than 9 p.m. on collection day.
- Residents are allowed to take 16 bags of yard waste, piles or bundles of limbs and/or shrubs to the curb on yard waste collection day, as long as each bag, pile or bundle does not weigh more than 60 pounds.
- Excessive amounts of bulk garbage or yard waste that's more than the collection limit, may require fees and may lead to a citation/fines.
Residents may receive information about these new rules in their utility bills, in the mail or at their front door. City staff is working to educate residents about these new rules prior to their effective June 1 date.
Solid Waste Division: Garbage, Recycling, Yard Waste
The Solid Waste Division proudly serves the City of Deltona residents by providing them with programs and services that effectively and efficiently manage municipal solid waste generated within the City of Deltona.
Garbage Collection: The City of Deltona contracts with Waste Pro to provide residential collection of solid waste. Residents are provided a 96-gallon cart for the once per week collection of household garbage.It is important that residents make sure access to carts are not blocked by vehicles, mailboxes, objects or overhanging tree limbs. The carts should be placed within four feet of the curb and the lid opening should face the street with the wheels facing your home. Your cart should be at the curb prior to 6 a.m. on collection day. Collection is from Monday through Friday of each week. Check the map to find which day is your designated collection day. Household garbage includes food scraps, packaging, clothes, small appliances, and other non-recyclables. To keep our streets clean, try not to leave loose items in your curt but put everything in bags within the cart. After collection, carts must be removed from the front yard the same evening as collection day. Residential garbage,
recycling and yard waste containers must not be visible on the front facade of a residential property except for collection day.
Recycling: Recycling at home is easy and can be accomplished simply by placing all recyclable items in the Waste Pro provided recycle bin. New products are manufactured from recycled materials instead of virgin materials which lessens or dependence on limited natural resources. When we recycle, we prevent reusable materials from ending up in a landfill where they become contaminated and cannot be extracted. Waste Pro recycles glass bottles, newspapers, magazines, office paper, aluminum, steel cans, plastic bags, phonebooks, junk mail, cardboard, cereal boxes without wax liners, and plastics (coded with numbers 1-7). Large cardboard boxes should be flattened to fit in the bin. Containers that held automotive, pool or toxic
chemicals cannot be recycled. Residential recycling is collected once a week on the same say as residential garbage collection. Residents should place their recycling bins near the curb prior to 6 a.m. the day of their pickup.
Yard Waste: Yard waste or brush collection includes grass, leaves, shrubs, weeds and tree trimmings. Yard waste piles must be manageable. Waste Pro will pick up, up to 16 bags of yard waste or 16 piles or bundles of shrubs and limbs as long as each pile, bundle or bag does not weigh more than 60 pounds.Your Waste Pro garbage bin may also be used for yard waste following your solid waste collection day. Palm fronds may be neatly stacked and placed at the curb. Limbs should not be longer than 4 feet in length and 6 inches in diameter and should be bundled. Your residential yard waste will be mulched at the landfill for reuse. Please do not mix other waste material in with yard waste. Residents should place their yard waste
near the curb prior to 6 a.m. the day of their pickup. Check the map to find which day is your designated yard waste collection day.
Bulky Item Collection: Residents with any item that is too big to go IN THE BIN on collection day should call Waste Pro to schedule a pickup, (386) 574-0723. If the item is re-usable, please consider calling a charitable organization. Residents that throw huge piles of household goods in the right-of-way are in violation of City ordinances and may be subjected to solid waste fines.
Construction Materials—Commercial, construction or demolition debris, such as fencing, floor tiles, etc. are not included in the City's solid waste collection services. However, residents may contract directly with Waste Pro for an additional pick up per month.
Tires: Call Waste Pro to schedule a pick up prior to placing out 2 typical automotive size tires (without rims). Waste Pro (386-574-0723)
Motor Oil: The State of Florida does not permit motor oil in any landfill. Do not put motor oil in with your garbage. Auto parts stores such as Advance Auto Parts and Autozone have collection sites for disposal of used motor oil. Please call Volusia County Recycles, (386) 943-7889, to locate a nearby facility.
Lead Acid Batteries: The State of Florida does not permit the disposal of any automotive and lead acid batteries. Retail outlets where you purchase your new battery are required to accept and dispose of your old battery. Residents may also bring batteries to the West Volusia Transfer Station or to Recycling Buy Back centers for recycling. Please call Volusia County Recycles (386) 943-7889 for a facility near you.
Hazardous Materials: Household hazardous wastes are products toxic to the environment, potentially contaminating our water supply, and are common in your home or garage. These items should not be placed in your garbage. Typical household hazardous waste includes used motor oil, lead acid batteries, household batteries, pesticides, gasoline, paint thinners/solvents, and pool chemicals. Please take hazardous materials to the West Volusia Transfer Station located at 3151 East New York Ave., DeLand, The station is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturdays.
Waste Pro picks up all days except July 4, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day. If your service falls on one of these holidays, your pickup of either garbage or yard waste will be the next day.
It is the duty of the Solid Waste Division to ensure that all solid-waste generated and accumulated within the City shall be collected, removed and disposed of properly. Our staff strives to maintain a high-quality community environment by helping residents find alternatives to achieve compliance with City standards, codes and ordinances. We provide services that facilitate voluntary citizen involvement and cooperation in maintaining the quality of life in the City of Deltona and eliminate nuisances.We work to ensure the public receives timely responses to complaints and will take formal enforcement action when necessary to ensure complaint resolution. If you do receive a violation notice we recommend you find out how to correct the problem and do so promptly to avoid fines and liens. Additional time may be granted to residents who can
show they are making progress towards compliance. Ultimately, we want to encourage and empower residents to keep Deltona Clean and Green! We support well-maintained and attractive homes, neighborhoods and streets with outstanding services and programs.