City reinstates yard waste collection limits

Published On: Jun 14 2012 11:34:19 AM EDT   Updated On: Jun 14 2012 11:37:03 AM EDT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

The city's five cubic yard volume limit for yard waste collection will resume Monday.

Residents are asked to keep this in mind as they do yard work over the weekend.

City officials said teams are working hard to clean up after the storms of the last few weeks.

"The City of Jacksonville appreciates everyone's patience as collections get back on schedule," a news release reads.

Per policy, yard waste over five cubic yards will be tagged as being out of compliance, including waste that remains uncollected from previous weeks. Officials said residents should not be alarmed by the tags, as this is part of the process to return to normal collections and should not be construed as placing fault or blame on residents.

Remaining waste will be collected on the next scheduled pickup or may be scheduled for a special pickup dependent upon the amount and type of debris, officials said.

As a reminder, private contractors are required by law to dispose of the debris they create, officials said. They said failure to dispose of this debris by private contractors can be pursued as illegal dumping.

Residents are encouraged to continue reporting missed yard waste collections online at 630CITY.coj.net, by email at 630CITY@coj.net or by phone at 904-630-CITY (2489).