The City of West Palm Beach asks residents to avoid putting out trash due to the storm threat.
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (September 2, 2019) – Due to the threat of Hurricane Dorian, the City of West Palm Beach Department of Sanitation is appealing to residents to avoid putting out trash and debris for pickup. The City urges residents to secure trash/garbage cans as well as landscaping debris as soon as possible.
As the City announced late last week, Sanitation services including trash/garbage pickup and landscaping debris removal, were suspended until further notice due to the storm threat. Additionally, the Solid Waste Authority is closed on Monday and Tuesday, which means the City does not have a location at which to drop off trash/garbage and landscaping debris.
It’s imperative to secure trash/garbage cans, as well as landscaping debris. If left outside during tropical storm force or hurricane force winds, they can be projectiles in a storm or clog storm drains, which can lead to flooding.
Once the storm passes and we have cleared the roads and conducted a post-storm assessment, we will resume sanitation services as soon as we are able. If there are questions about this, please call the Mayor’s Response Hotline (561) 822-2222 (TTY 800-955-8771). We thank everyone for their cooperation!
For City hurricane preparedness information, please visit: http://www.wpb.org/storm. To call the West Palm Beach Police Department non-emergency line, dial (561) 822-1900. In the event of an emergency, dial 911. For TTY, please call 800-955-8771.