April 3, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Diane G. Papadakos, Director of Communications
City of West Palm Beach – Mayor’s Office
561-822-1411 (TTY: 800-955-8771)
City of West Palm Beach Announces Vegetation Amnesty Days April 24 – May 5, 2023
Vegetation Amnesty Days Aim to Ready the City of West Palm Beach for Hurricane Season
WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Vegetation Amnesty Days will be held April 24 through May 5, 2023, in the City of West Palm Beach. Residents may place an unlimited amount of vegetative waste curbside for pickup at no additional cost, as the service charge will be waived during this period. Residents are encouraged to participate.
Vegetation includes grass clippings, leaves, tree, shrubbery cuttings or trimmings, broken or cut tree limbs and logs, and other vegetation incidental to the care of lawns and gardens. The City of West Palm Beach Department of Public Works will pick up the vegetative waste during residents’ regularly scheduled yard waste pickup days.
The result is a comprehensive, Citywide cleanup effort in preparation for hurricane season. Proper removal of landscape debris helps keep our storm drains clear and minimizes flooding associated with summer rains and hurricanes.
To take advantage of Vegetation Amnesty Days, please follow the City’s guidelines for yard/bulk waste disposal:
- Place waste at curbside no earlier than the day preceding your scheduled day of collection.
- Contain waste to only one pile.
- Place grass cuttings, small trimmings, and leaves in plastic bags.
- Cut tree limbs and branches into lengths no longer than 4 ft.
- Cut tree trunks and stumps into sections no longer than 4 ft. and no larger than 12 in. in diameter.
- Do not mix yard waste with any other type of debris.
Vegetation Amnesty Days do not apply to commercial properties or landscape contractors.
For information about trash/garbage pickup service schedules, please visit the City of West Palm Beach Department of Public Works website To request other services from the Department of Public Works, please visit the Clean Streets Portal at wpb.org/cleanstreets, email [email protected] or call (561) 822-2075 (TTY: 800-955-8771).
Originally published at https://www.wpb.org/Home/Components/News/News/3282/772