FOR RELEASE UPON RECEIPT
CITY OF LAKE WORTH
7 NORTH DIXIE HIGHWAY
LAKE WORTH, FL 33460
April 24, 2017
Contact: Jamie Brown, Public Services Director
VEGETATION AMNESTY WEEK
The City of Lake Worth’s Refuse Division will be having a RESIDENTIAL VEGETATION (ONLY) AMNESTY PICK UP SERVICE beginning May 22, 2017. The vegetation amnesty week is designed to allow residents to dispose of large amounts of vegetation prior to the commencement of Hurricane Season (not to exceed 12 cubic yards per residential property). All vegetation should be placed curbside on a resident’s regular scheduled pick-up day and the City of Lake Worth’s Refuse Division will remove it at no charge.
Vegetation will be picked up on the following days: Zone 1 Monday May 22nd, Zone 2 Thursday May 25th, Zone 3 Friday May 26th and Zone 4 Tuesday May 23rd.
DEFINITIONS OF VEGETATION ITEMS ARE AS FOLLOW•
Includes bagged leaves, grasses, and tree or shrubbery cuttings incidental to the care of your lawn and garden that are capable of being containerized. (Please use the green container with the black lid for all vegetation that will fit inside the container.)
• Tree branches less than (2) inches in diameter, branches and palm fronds less than (4) feet in length, and stumps less than (15) inches in diameter and or less than fifty (50) pounds.
For more information please call City of Lake Worth Public Services Refuse Department at 561-533-7344.
DEFINITIONS OF TOPPING OF TREES ARE AS FOLLOW
Topping of trees is considered tree abuse and is not allowed in the City of Lake Worth.
What is topping- topping is the indiscriminate cutting of tree branches to stubs. Other names for topping include heading, tipping, hat-racking and rounding over.
“Hurricane pruning” of palm trees is also considered tree abuse and is not allowed in the City of Lake Worth. Only dead fronds should be removed. Leaving the green fronds actually helps protect the tree.
For more information please contact David McGrew, City Horticulturist at 561-586-1677 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Located in central Palm Beach County, Lake Worth is a dynamic, multi-cultural city with an individualistic style. People are drawn to the city by its acceptance of different cultures and lifestyles, historic districts, hip downtown and colorful arts district.