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As hurricane threatens, do not trim trees

As Hurricane Threatens, Do Not Trim Trees

 Palm Beach County is in the cone of uncertainty for Hurricane Matthew. With the storm’s path shifting further west, Governor Scott has declared a state of emergency for every Florida county due to its severity and magnitude.

The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County asks all county residents to refrain from cutting down trees or doing major yard or construction projects until we are out of the cone. Waste placed curbside during the possible landfall of this storm may put a strain on collection and disposal efforts, and large piles of vegetation and construction debris may be left at the curb should the storm make landfall in our area.

The SWA will be monitoring the storm’s potential path to make a determination on any facility closures or cancelled garbage, recyclables and yard waste collections in the unincorporated parts of the county.

For additional information on debris collection in unincorporated parts of the county, contact SWA Customer Information Services at 561-697-2700 or 866-792-4636 (toll-free), or visit <><>.