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Free Residential Yard Waste Pick Up

posted Jun 11, 2009, 6:28 AM by Ryan Anderson
Beginning next Monday, June 15, 2009 through Friday, June 19, 2009 Lake Worth residents Will be able to place unlimited amounts of vegetation by the curb to be picked-up on their regularly scheduled Pick-up day at no extra cost. Lake Worth officials encourage all residents to make use of this week to clean-up their properties by ridding them of excess foliage as a final chance to prepare for the 2009 Hurricane season. Green & Clean Week will not incorporate free pick-up for construction debris, bulk waste (such as stoves, refrigerators, old furniture, mattresses, etc.) nor demolition debris as part of this effort. Vegetation left by a resident's curb beginning this Saturday, June 13th will be picked-up during their regularly scheduled pick-up day (for example, if the regular pick-up day is Thursday; vegetation may be placed by the curb as early as this Saturday, June 13th for pick-up on Thursday, June 18th). No citations will be issued for any vegetation placed on the curb during Green & Clean Week. After Friday, June 19th, all previously-established pick-up schedules will resume and regulated limits will then apply. Residents are reminded hat-racking or topping, as is commonly referred, is strictly prohibited within the City of Lake Worth and Palm Beach County. Trees and shrubs must be pruned or trimmed as set forth in Lake Worth's "Tree Preservation Ordinance." Property owners are subject to various penalties ranging from tree replacement up to a monetary fine if found to be in violation of this Ordinance. For additional information regarding proper pruning or trimming procedures contact Public Services Assistant Director/Horticulturist Martin Cybulski at 561-586-1720.

Public Services Director Joseph Kroll states, "Staff is excited to introduce this first for the City of Lake Worth and looks forward to having the entire community participate in this effort to green up our City while also preparing for this year's hurricane season." For further information on Green & Clean week, contact the City of Lake Worth Sanitation Division at 561-533-7344.
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