Pompano Beach Offers Residents New Free Bulk Garbage Pickups
By Marie Puleo, Pompano Beach News Reporter
The City of Pompano Beach is now offering additional bulk pickups to residents who live in single family homes, duplexes and triplexes. Residents will be able schedule two complimentary garbage pickups per calendar year for bulk materials in excess of the four cubic yards that are currently permitted on a weekly basis. The two complimentary collections will be for up to sixteen cubic yards of material each.
About two years ago, bulk trash pickups in the city were reduced from two times per week to once a week. At its meeting on April 9, the City Commission approved the extra pickup service. Solid Waste Manager Russell Ketchem, said the City currently intends to use its own vehicles and manpower.
Commissioner Rhonda Eaton said “this is a wonderful thing for the city,” and will be particularly useful for residents who are moving or remodeling and can call for the service twice a year.
Mayor Rex Hardin said it’s “a nice addition to the City’s repertoire of services,” and should help residents who want to do a large tree-trimming once a year. He noted the chronic problem of oversized piles that residents have been putting out for pickup.
Residents can schedule the complimentary pickups by calling 954-786-4030.
This story was prepared by our Pompano Beach news desk with additional event info provided by the city of Pompano Beach and their websites.