City staff mobilizing to relieve waste collection delays 

City staff mobilizing to relieve waste collection delays

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – The City of Port St. Lucie is aware some customers are experiencing curbside yard waste
collection delays; however, help is on the way and Waste Pro customers should see relief soon.
As Waste Pro staffing levels continue to fluctuate, the City of Port St. Lucie will utilize staff to provide curbside
yard waste relief. Beginning Monday, Feb. 28, several crews of City employees from Neighborhood Services,
Utility Systems, Public Works and Parks and Recreation will be rolling up their sleeves to alleviate the curbside
yard waste delay.

The City’s supplemental waste collection efforts will be deducted from Waste Pro’s

payment to cover the cost of this expense. This relief will last until Waste Pro is

caught up with its routes and can maintain consistent service schedules.

“City employees are the quickest way we can provide immediate relief to bring this service more in line with
customer expectations,” said City of Port St. Lucie Neighborhood Services Director Carmen Capezzuto.
“We expect to complete the first pass through the City within two weeks.
A second pass is likely to be accomplished within three to four weeks.”

As a voluntary additional option, the City of Port St. Lucie has extended the days

and times at its free bulky and yard waste drop-off collection site.

Beginning Monday, Feb. 28, the collection site will be available to Port St. Lucie

residents, seven days a week, from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., until further notice.

The site is located at Public Works Complex, behind the green, fenced-in area,

just west of Florida’s Turnpike overpass at the corner of Cameo Boulevard and

Crosstown Parkway.

There is a limit of 2 cubic yards of bulky waste that can be dropped off at any one time.
This is comparable to the size of a large refrigerator. This is the same cubic yard put-out limitation that can be
found in City Ordinance Sec. 50.06 (d)(4). Items not accepted at these sites:
·        Materials from commercial waste haulers and contractors
·        Tree limbs exceeding 6 inches in diameter or root balls exceeding 50 pounds
·        Land clearing debris
·        Bagged household garbage
·        Hazardous materials such as fertilizers; herbicides; pesticides; sharps/needles; gasoline and oil; spray
paint; stains; thinners; solvents; and biological waste and radioactive waste, including
smoke alarms/detectors
·        Automotive, boat, RV or trailer parts
·        Any gas-powered equipment that must have the fuel drained
·        Propane, acetylene and helium tanks
·        Oil paint (Latex must have lids off and paint dry/hardened.)

Starting Monday, Feb. 28, an online map of collection pick-ups and delays can be

found here.

City staff mobilizing to relieve waste collection delays 

City staff mobilizing to relieve waste collection delays

To report a service disruption call 1PSL at 772-871-1775, use the 1PSL web portal
or submit your concern via the 1PSL mobile app. Because of collection delays, the City is handling high call
volumes, which may mean longer-than-normal wait times.
We’re sorry for the inconvenience, so please hold on the line and one of our representatives
will assist you as quickly as possible.

Mark your calendar: The City’s next Household Hazardous Waste drop-off event

is Saturday, March 12.
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