Fort Pierce Implores Residents to Separate Trash from Yard Waste to Expedite Debris Removal
Fort Pierce - Thursday October 20, 2022: The City of Fort Pierce is calling on residents to hold off on unnecessary trimming to allow Solid Waste to dispose of the large volume of yard waste blown down by Hurricane Ian that is currently lying curbside.
Collecting all the storm debris will take several days and could last as long as several weeks.
To help expedite the collection process the city is asking residents to separate their yard debris from other types of trash, and keep all household garbage, vegetation, and miscellaneous debris separate.
"This is extremely important," states a release from the city.
Residents are asked to be patient with the cleanup schedule. Solid Waste’s #1 Priority is household garbage collection.
Residents are asked to:
* Securely containerize all household garbage in your city-issued 96-gallon (GREEN) cart and place it curbside on your scheduled collection day.
* Securely containerize as much yard debris in your city-issued 96-gallon (BLACK) cart and place it curbside on your scheduled collection day.
* Contain yard debris piles to a manageable size, not exceeding 4 feet. Limbs, logs, and branches cannot exceed 6 inches in diameter or 4 feet in length and cannot exceed 50 pounds.
* Avoid mixing garbage and yard waste. The yard debris pile must be free of items such as metal, food waste, garbage, soil, sod, and stones.
* Do not place debris within five (5) feet of a fence, vehicle, mailbox, power line, poles, downed electrical wiring, storm drains, etc.
* Do not place yard debris in a vacant lot or at a neighbor's home.
Debris pickup is a team effort, and your cooperation is appreciated to ensure the cleanup is as fast and efficient as possible.