FORT PIERCE, FL — The City of Fort Pierce Public Works Department wants to update residents on plans to collect debris from their yards following Hurricane Nicole.
Commercial and household trash collection, as well as household recycling collection, are scheduled as normal, according to the department.
Mass residential junk pick-ups will be put on hold until the city gardens are cleared of debris. The department is asking residents to refrain from placing large amounts of household items on curbs until collection resumes.
Garden debris piles will be collected zone by zone throughout the city from Monday 14 November. All available grapple tracks work in one zone until completed before moving to the next zone.
Regularly scheduled pickups will resume once all storm-related debris has been cleared, the department said.
Here are some safety tips:
- Do not leave storm debris in the driveway or block the sidewalk.
- Don’t mix bulk with piles of gardening debris. Gardening debris piles should be free of metal, food waste, garbage, dirt, turf, stones, etc. This is very important.
- Do not place debris within 5 feet of fences, vehicles, mailboxes, power lines, utility poles, downed wires, storm drains, etc.
- Do not put garden waste in vacant lots or next door.
The city of Fort Pierce is asking residents to be patient with the cleanup schedule, as it will take weeks to collect all the storm debris.
For more information, contact Public Works at 772.467.3794 or click here. here.