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Posted on: September 17, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Important information regarding garbage, recycling and debris collections in the City of Hollywood

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Garbage & Recycling Collections

The City’s garbage collections have resumed per the normal collection schedule. Gray garbage carts should be placed out in front of your property, even if you have an alleyway. All alley collections have been suspended; garbage collections will take place curbside until further notice.

Recycling collections are set to resume on Monday, September 25th per the regular collection schedule. Blue recycling carts should also be placed out in front of your property for collection. If your recycling cart is currently overflowing and you cannot wait for collections to resume next week, you may choose to place your blue recycling cart curbside to be collected as garbage.

Normal commingled collections for household items such as hard junk, furniture and mattresses are suspended until further notice. Residents are being asked to refrain from placing these items out until collections resume.

Storm-related Debris Collections

Broward County is currently experiencing a shortage of qualified, equipped contractors and laborers to remove Hurricane Irma storm debris. This regional resource shortage is directly impacting the City of Hollywood’s storm recovery efforts. The City is working with Federal, State and County officials as well as contracted vendors to address the issue and get more crews working on debris collections in Hollywood.

Due to the sheer volume of storm debris coupled with the extensive labor shortages in the County, recovery and clean-up efforts are now anticipated to take several months. Residents are asked to do their part by separating downed tree limbs, palm fronds and other vegetation from construction or bulky items damaged in the storm. Storm damaged items, such as downed fencing, carpet or household items should be placed in a separate pile away from vegetation.

Storm debris collection services are for residential properties only. The City’s debris management companies will not collect debris that is placed curbside at commercial properties.

Hollywood, as a participating City, allows residents wishing to have their pile cleared more quickly the option of bringing their residential debris to any of the three Broward County Residential Drop-Off Centers. Drop-off Centers are located at 5601 W. Hallandale Beach Boulevard in West Park; 5490 Reese Road in Davie and 2780 N. Powerline Road in Pompano Beach. Due to Hurricane Irma, the hours of operation at these sites have been extended to Thursday, September 21st through Saturday, September 23rd from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Proof of Hollywood residency is required. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. For additional details please visit: http://www.broward.org/WasteAndRecycling/WasteDisposal/Pages/DropOffCenters.aspx

Another option for debris is the Broward County Landfill, located at 7101 S.W. 205 Avenue near the intersection of Sheridan Street and U.S. 27. This is a landfill that charges a fee based on the amount of debris deposited. Due to the excessive debris created by Hurricane Irma, the landfill will be open for adjusted hours of operation Monday, September 18 through Sunday, September 24 from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. For disposal rates and fees please visit: http://www.broward.org/WasteAndRecycling/WasteDisposal/Pages/DisposalRatesandFees.aspx.

Your patience is greatly appreciated as we work together as a City to recover from Hurricane Irma in the coming months.

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