Jacksonville - Mayor Curry joined a clean up crew from the city’s public works department and joined in on the clean up efforts going on around Jacksonville. Its part of the mayor’s plan to clean up quickly and efficiently following Hurricane Irma.
“I want the people of Jacksonville to know, we have an aggressive plan to get this city cleaned up.” Mayor Curry says.
The Mayor says the city has already supplied 38 trucks to help start getting the bigger storm debris out from your neighborhoods. He says it will take about 45 days for the first pass of the bigger items to take place and then another 15 days for a second pass.
“So 60 days of aggressive moving.” The Mayor says.
The city has supplied its own tips for storm clean up in Jacksonville. Regularly scheduled yard waste pick up will be limited to yard trash in bags and containers. The Five-cubic yard rule is still in effect.
Loose debris will be picked up by storm recovery crews and there is no volume limit. You should leave the debris loose and plied up by the curb even the stuff you would normally put in a container.
Storm debris such as leaves, tree branches, and limbs should be separated from construction and demolition debris. The city says failure to do so may prevent workers from collecting your trash.
Make sure you place your yard trash at least 3 feet away from utility boxes, power poles, mailboxes, and any other obstacles that could prevent pick up.
Its prohibited to burn yard trash in the City of Jacksonville because it violates the city’s year round burn ban. The city says if you see this you can call 630-CITY or go to 630city.coj.net to report it.
“We know you want your neighborhoods cleaned up, these guys [public works employees] are working hard doing their jobs everyday” Mayor Curry says.