City waste collection resumes Thursday

Henrietta Strickland
September 14, 2017

- Regular trash and recycling pickup will resume on Wednesday, Sept. 13, with those whose trash pickup date was this Monday. Residents should keep any storm debris at the curb, away from fixtures such as mailboxes and light poles and separate from other waste, the city said.

Rodriguez hopes collections of storm debris will begin by the weekend.

A drive-by assessment by county crews estimates that there are at least 600,000 cubic yards of debris from Irma.

Do not use bags for yard waste (it makes it impossible to recycle mulch).

Residents should have visual inspections of damage and debris completed before placing debris on the curb.

White goods (refrigerators, freezers, washing machines, etc) will be picked up by Waste Management. No one needs to call the county to arrange curbside pickup. Place it in piles that can easily be managed by debris collection personnel with a claw truck. Recycling and yard waste are suspended and will resume at a later date.

Household garbage must be placed in a 40-gallon can or heavy mil plastic bag, and the containers plus trash must weigh no more than 50 pounds.

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