Hurricane Season Begins June 1st!
Are you prepared for hurricane season? There are important steps that should be taken before, during, and after a storm. Hurricane season officially begins June 1st and ends November 30th.
Prior to hurricane season:
- Clean your yard of any items that could become missiles in a storm such as broken lawn furniture.
- Now is the time to trim trees and plants - do not wait for a hurricane warning!
- Please trim trees and shrubbery regularly. Cut weak branches and thin out foliage to decrease the chance that trees/plants will be uprooted.
- Place yard waste at the curb in lengths no longer than 4 feet each and weighing no more than 50 lbs each.
- Loose debris such as leaves and twigs must be containerized in garbage cans or bags.
- Please do not trim vegetation just before a storm as it will not be collected until after the storm.
When a storm is heading our way:
- Do not cut down trees or do major yard work.
- Do not begin construction projects that produce debris.
- Once a watch or warning has been issued, do not trim vegetation of any kind. Mass cutting places a tremendous burden on the collection process.
- Please secure your recycling carts and garbage cans so they do not become flying debris.
After the storm:
- Please separate yard waste from other types of debris. Keep all household garbage, vegetation and miscellaneous debris separate. This is essential for recovery efforts.
- Securely containerize all household garbage in garbage cans or bags and place curbside on your scheduled collection day.
- Be mindful of trees and power lines. Trucks cannot pick-up debris piles underneath them.
- Please be patient and be kind to each other.
Solid Waste Baling & Recycling Facility
6120 Glades Cut-Off Road
Fort Pierce, FL 34981