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Posted on: May 20, 2019

It's Time to Clean & Cut Again to Prepare for Hurricane Season

Clean and Cut Program

You know what June 1 means to Floridians: Hurricane Season. That means it's time to get prepared, before the next named storm. (The season got an early start with Andrea.) Get your property hurricane-ready with the City's Clean and Cut Program offered by Sanitation Services.

This is the second year the City is offering the Clean and Cut Program in order to encourage proactive hurricane preparation. The program asks residents to start by "cleaning" garages and storage areas and "cutting" and pruning trees and shrubs. 

The free additional pickups will begin in June on Wednesdays and Saturdays depending on the customer's route. Residents can look for the flyer in the mail beginning the week of May 19.

Table showing extra vegetation and bulk pickup days by route for the 2019 Clean and Cut program

  • Monday Route 1 - extra vegetation pickup day is Saturday, June 1 | extra bulk pickup day is Wednesday, June 5
  • Tuesday Route 2 - extra vegetation pickup day is Saturday, June 8 | extra bulk pickup day is Wednesday, June 12
  • Thursday Route 3 - extra vegetation pickup day is Saturday, June 15 | extra bulk pickup day is Wednesday, June 19
  • Friday Route 4 - extra vegetation pickup day is Saturday, June 22 | extra bulk pickup day is Wednesday, June 26
  • Route 5 (serviced by Waste Management) - extra vegetation and bulk pick up on Saturday, June 29

* * Need to know your Route/Zone?  Check the map. * *

Here are easy steps to help you get prepared for the 2019 hurricane season:

  1. CLEAN out your garage, carport or shed. Get rid of old pool toys, playsets, appliances and furniture to make room for your car, patio furniture, planters or basketball hoop during a hurricane. Accepted bulk items in this special pickup include furniture, bicycles, televisions, refrigerators, washers/dryers/dishwashers, patio furniture, pool toys, and basketball goals and swing sets (place note informing driver that these items are intended for collection and not accidentally placed there). Items not accepted are sinks/toilets, carpeting/rugs and wood fencing. Not sure if we'll pick it up? Check the list of unacceptable items at Bulk Waste.

  2. CUT and prune trees. Fallen trees and branches can contribute to utility outages, create flooding, and cause property damage and bodily injury. Only trained professionals should trim around power lines. Check out Vegetative Waste for pruning information and how to bundle vegetation for pickup.

  3. Check out the Clean & Cut Extra Pickup Day Chart (shown above) and choose a day or weekend to clean and cut. Encourage your neighbors to participate, too. Items left outside during high winds can become hazardous. Always be sure to separate your bulk pile from your vegetative waste pile.

  4. You're on your way to being prepared and ready for the 2019 Hurricane Season. Visit Sanitation for more sanitation tips, hurricane preparedness tools, tree pruning guides and to sign up for important alerts.

🎧 🎙️ Be sure to check out the latest episode of "Boca Behind the Scenes" to hear all about Tree Maintenance for Hurricane Season.





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