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Elsa’s aftermath: Yard waste piles up in local neighborhoods

Yard waste (Photo: News4Jax)
Yard waste (Photo: News4Jax)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – After Tropical Storm Elsa blew through Jacksonville, some people were left with messy yards.

Cleanup came and went, and now community members say their yard waste is still sitting on the curb.

We asked News4Jax Insiders if they have had trouble in their neighborhoods.

One anonymous response said: Yard waste not being collected is an ongoing issue in my area of Mandarin, Arrowhead. Waste not collected as scheduled or not at all. Called 630-CITY, no change. Frustrating as there’s no remedy or consequence for non-performance.

Another user in Clay County said: Yes! Over 10 bags of yard waste. They haven’t picked up in a month. I’ve called 4 times (on hold for 30 minutes) and every time I’m read a script to “leave it out and they’ll be by.” Well, that has yet to happen. Cross Creek in Green Cove Springs.

Some say their yard waste hadn’t been picked up in weeks: Been sitting out for at least 5 weeks, a Clay County user said. They keep telling us they’re working on it. It smells awful.

An Insider in the Sandalwood area said: Yard waste pick up seems to be monthly and requires several city requests. The city contacts are always professional, but someone really should update the city service website to reflect reality.

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About the Author:

Carianne Luter is a social media producer for News4Jax and has worked at Channel 4 since December 2015. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in communications.