Orange County Communications

Orange County Office of Emergency Management Demobilizing and at Level 2 activation

10.08.2016 Morning Briefing


ORLANDO, Fla. – Orange County’s Emergency Operations Center is demobilizing and is activated at Level 2. Shelters in Orange County closed at 6 p.m. on Friday.


If you have property damage and plan to hire a contractor:

  • Avoid door-to-door solicitors.
  • Insist on references, a proper license, bonding and insurance and check credentials.
  • Make sure the contract can be broken if you don’t receive financing.
  • Hire a contractor with a real office, not just a post office box address.
  • For more information, read about the importance of hiring a licensed contractor.


  • Friday routes in unincorporated Orange County are being collected on Saturday, October 8.
  • Regular setout guidelines still apply for Saturday collection.
  • Large items that were scheduled for pickup on Friday will be collected on Saturday, October 8.
  • The normal service schedule in unincorporated Orange County will return the following week.


  • Do not mix yard waste with garbage.
  • If you have yard tree debris on your property please bag, bundle and contain the debris for pickup. Follow the curbside collection guidelines at
  • Limit yard waste to three cubic yards, or about one small pickup truckload, per household weekly.
  • Use your own garbage cans or plastic bags for collection. Cans and bags must be 50 gallons or less and weigh less than 60 pounds each when full. Cans must be waterproof with a tight-fitting lid and have handles on the sides.
  • Bundle limbs, palm fronds, and similar items with string. Keep bundles three feet long or less. Limit weight to less than 60 pounds.

About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its residents and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world-famous theme parks, one of the nation’s largest convention centers and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners, including the Mayor, who is elected countywide. For more information, please visit or go to Orange County Government’s social media channels.

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