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“Clean It Up to Green It Up” Program heads back to the Wahneta and Eloise Communities on May 5, 2018.

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“Clean It Up to Green It Up” Program heads back to the Wahneta and Eloise Communities on May 5, 2018.

Keep Polk County Beautiful, Inc. in partnership with Polk County Board of County Commissioners is bringing their “Clean It Up to Green It Up” Program back to Wahneta and Eloise Communities  on May 5, 2018.

Residents are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this pilot program that will consist of a large-scale trash pick up throughout the selected community (clean sweep).  This program will provide disposal of items that are NOT generally collected with their residential garbage such as remodeling & household construction debris (shingles, drywall, etc.) on THIS DAY ONLY.  All households are asked to participate by placing these items by the curb no later than 7 am for this one day event.

Absolutely NO tires or hazardous waste will be collected curbside.

All residents of Polk County are asked to join Keep Polk County Beautiful at the Centro Guadalupano Church at 2150 Bomber Rd, Wahneta for a FREE Tire Recycling Event from 8am- noon.  Please abide by the waste hauling permit laws and do not transport more than 24 tires at a time.  This event is open to residents, property and agricultural land owners only.  ABSOLUTELY NO automotive, tire or dealership businesses permitted.

Trash & Tire collection services donated by Advanced Disposal Services.

For additional information on the “Clean It Up to Green It Up” program, Tire Recycling or to find out when/if this program is scheduled to come to your community, contact Keep Polk County Beautiful, Inc. at (863) 875-8911 or email [email protected] .

It is a violation of Florida Administrative Code Rules to transport more than 24 Waste Tires over public highways without a permit.  Violation of this rule would constitute a 1st degree criminal misdemeanor and be punishable by a fine of not more than $10,000 and/or by 6 months in jail for further information please regarding the handling of waste tires please visit the DEP website http://www.dep.state.fl.us/ .

For Tire Recycling limits and questions, contact KPCB before the event date.  KPCB and Waste Resource Management (Board of County Commissioners) will be at this community event to answer any trash/recycling questions, provide informational items and provide residents with a recycling bin if they currently do not have one.