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Solid Waste Authority to hold meetings ahead of coming changes to yard waste, bulk pickup limits

Posted at 5:59 PM, Jan 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-08 04:16:44-05

Jan Tripician says he typically has small yard waste piles for pick up.

"I do every two or three months when I do some maintenance to the landscaping from my yard," he says.

But others in the area have even more yard waste. Willie Puz with the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County said, "Residents have been taking advantage of that doing land clearing, putting out 10, 20, 30 cubic yards and expecting for it to be picked up at one time."

The amount of yard waste you're allowed to let pile up out front of your home will change on October 1st. "That will be changing will only allow residents to put out 6 cubic yards at the curb. If they put out more they will have to pay $8 per cubic yard for it to be removed." Puz said.

The Solid Waste Authority says there's another big change you'll notice. "The garbage collection is going to change from manual service to automated service. Meaning the person on the truck will be able to manipulate a joystick that will control an extension arm that will grab the 96 gallon cart of garbage and dump it in the truck."

And there's one more thing. "The bulk service will be changing, from unlimited bulk to two to three items."

SWA will host a meeting with residents to answer questions, tonight January 7 at 7 p.m. at the Acreage Public Library. The address is 15801 Orange Blvd. in Loxahatchee.

Another community meeting will be on Tuesday, March 12 at 7 p.m. at the Jupiter Farms Park Pavilion at 16655 Jupiter Farms

For more information, contact the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County.