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Functional Duties: The Solid Waste Division is funded from the Solid Waste Fund. These positions ensure that all solid waste generated and accumulated within the City is collected, removed and disposed of properly. Additionally, these positions investigate complaints; enforce codes and document violations along with monitoring the Solid Waste Collection Contract.
Mission Statement: “To provide the most professional Animal Control, Code, and Solid Waste Compliance Services to the Citizens of Deltona by the most effective and efficient means possible.”
Trash...it goes IN the BIN!
New rules for residential garbage collection took effect on Aug. 1, 2016. These new ordinances require all garbage taken to the curb on collection day... be IN A BIN! Waste Pro will pick up 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 collected.
- 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 prior to placing out for pick up.
- 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 later 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 and are manageable.
- 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.
Holiday Collection Schedule
Residential service will not be provided on the following holidays:
Fourth of July Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day New Year’s Day
The make-up day for solid waste and recycling collection services shall be performed on the day following the holiday. Each customer’s collection day shall be pushed forward one day. For example, if a holiday falls on a Monday, Monday shall be rescheduled to Tuesday, with Tuesday collection rescheduled to Wednesday, Wednesday collection rescheduled to Thursday, Thursday collection rescheduled to Friday, and Friday rescheduled to Saturday.
Solid Waste Division: Garbage, Recycling, Yard Waste
Garbage Collection: The City of Deltona contracts with Waste Pro to provide the 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 is 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 our 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, phonebooks, junk mail, cardboard, cereal boxes without wax liners, and plastics coded 1-7 (NO STYROFOAM or PLASTIC BAGS). When recycling cardboard boxes please make sure they are broken down and flat. Larger cardboard items must be flattened and cut or folded into pieces no larger than 4 feet by 4 feet. Please secure loose paper items in the bin so they will not blow out. Containers that held automotive, pool or toxic chemicals cannot be recycled. Residential recycling is collected once a week on the same day as residential garbage collection. Residents should place their recycling bins near the curb prior to 6 a.m. the day of their pickup. Check the MAP to find which day is your designated collection day.
Electronic equipment from your home can be recycled. Examples of electronic equipment include Computers, Televisions, VCRs, Fax machines, CD players, and Stereos. Deltona residents may bring these items to the Household Hazardous Waste Facility at the West Volusia Transfer Station at 3151 E. New York Ave., Deland. This free service is available to Volusia County residents. To request a recycling bin, contact Waste Pro, (386)574-0778 or 1 (800) 640-6875.
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. Limbs should not be longer than 4 feet in length and 6 inches in diameter and should be bundled. 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. 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. We do NOT pick up trees.
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 Bulk pickup. Please call (386) 574-0723 prior to taking the item(s) to the curb. Residents can place eight cubic yards per eight weeks at the curb. One cubic yard is about the size of one stove, washer or dryer. Residents may put out the full eight cubic yards at once or schedule them periodically during the 8-week period. For excessive amounts of bulk trash, demolition or construction debris residents must call Waste Pro for a price quote on collection. Fees may apply. If the item is reusable, 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. Waste Pro (386)574-0723.
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. Hazardous waste IS NOT included in curbside services. These items should not be placed in your garbage. Typical household hazardous waste includes items such as car batteries, engine degreaser, metal cleaners, hobby chemicals, rechargeable batteries, lighter fluid, varnish, wood/cement sealers, paint, paint thinner, turpentine, acetone, acid, lye, fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, insect repellents, flea dips & sprays, rodent bait, rat poison, mothballs, fluorescent tubes, spiral, and compact bulbs, mercury thermometers or thermostats, oxygen tanks, pool or spa 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. Tel. (386)943-7899.
Bio-hazardous Medical Sharps (needles): Sharps can be dropped off at any City of Deltona Fire Station or Florida Department of Health locations. Replacement sharps containers may be available free of charge at City of Deltona Fire Stations.
Unwanted / Expired Prescription Drugs: You can drop off at Sheriff's Office, 1691 Providence Blvd., Deltona FL 32725.