PORT ST. LUCIE— Large amounts of debris such as downed tree limbs and loose branches are scattered throughout the city in the wspanke of Hurricspanne Ispann.
And although there’s not so much that the city must use another hauler beyond recently hired trash collector FCC Environmentspanl Services of Floridspan, the city is asking residents to consider holding off on any unnecessary trimming so FCC can catch up on removing vegetation waste.
“If this would have been a significant storm event, the city would have activated its emergency third party debris hauler for emergency collection services,” Michael Lubeck, assistant director of Neighborhood Services, wrote in a Oct. 3 memo to the City Council.
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The city is reminding residents to place no more than 4 cubic yards of yard waste per week on the curb, and to only set out branches that are under 4 feet long and less than 6 inches in diameter.
Those who have more than 4 cubic yards of vegetation should use the city’s drop off center at the intersection of Cameo Boulevard and Crosstown Parkway.
FCC also is hiring extra contractors to assist with yard waste collection this week. Since Monday, the hauler has been operating up to 15 rear load trucks for small yard waste piles.
Clam trucks and sub-contractor vehicles are collecting larger debris piles, according to city officials.
The City’s Public Works and Neighborhood Services departments also will use a combination of rear loaders and grapple trucks in areas of the city where yard debris piles exceeds 4 cubic yards. The city will continue with this plan until all excess vegetation is picked up.
For any service issues, residents can call 772-871-1775.