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Posted on: August 24, 2016

[ARCHIVED] As Potential Storm Threatens, Do Not Trim Trees

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Palm Beach County is in the cone of uncertainty of a strong tropical wave and associated broad area of low pressure that is moving westward across the Leeward Islands and Puerto Rico. The National Hurricane Systems has stated that environmental conditions could become more conducive for development by the weekend, when the system is near the central Bahamas.

The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County asks all county residents to refrain from cutting down trees or doing major yard or construction projects until we are out of the cone. Waste placed curbside during the possible development of this storm may put a strain on collection and disposal efforts, and large piles of vegetation and construction debris may be left at the curb should the storm intensify and make landfall in our area.

For additional information on debris collection in unincorporated parts of the county, contact SWA Customer Information Services at 561-697-2700 or 866-792-4636 (toll-free), or visit

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