Polk County’s Answer to Health and Safety Concerns from Residents

HEALTH CONCERNS

 

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

BARTOW, Fla. (Sept. 24, 2017) –  In response to last week’s 6,022 resident calls concerning garbage, routine yard trash, bulk and recyclables still sitting at the curb, Polk County’s Waste & Recycling office officials met with Advanced Disposal and FCC Environmental  management teams. The group met to discuss the health concerns and safety issues of residents, and the immediate collection of these materials.

Advanced Disposal and FCC Environmental will be functioning in an emergency capacity assisting residents with the removal of garbage, routine yard waste, bulk and recyclables. Residents must bag or containerize routine yard waste for collection until further notice.

Beginning Monday, Sept. 25, the two haulers will focus their efforts on the areas most reported as affected by non-collections:

  • South Lakeland
  • Davenport
  • Poinciana
  • Haines City
  • Lake Wales

“It is no longer about the non-performance of our current hauler, it is about the health and well-being of our County residents and their communities,” said Deputy County Manager, Bill Beasley

At the conclusion of the meeting, representatives from each hauler commented:

“Advanced Disposal was contacted by Polk County to assist in collecting waste and recycling collection services before the initial start of the contract. We are delighted to start early and take care of the customers in need of services,” said Gary Brown, General Manager Advanced Disposal

“FCC Environmental is pleased to partner with Polk County to help its residents through this difficult time and we look forward to the future.” Rick Chancey, FCC Environmental Contract Manager

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s