The Palm Beach County Solid Waste Authority has reported that it is close to completing the “first pass” of debris pickup in the wake of devastating Hurricane Irma.
Overall, half of the estimated three million cubic yards in Palm Beach County have been cleaned up.
The news comes in the wake of the board of the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County, Fla., approving a $35 million line of credit for the removal of debris left in the wake of Hurricane Irma.
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SWA says they operate 9 disposal sites in the county they share with several cities.
“Wellington, Boca, Palm Beach Gardens, and Delray have their own debris sites, so they can maybe clean up their communities a little bit faster,” says Willie Puz, a spokesperson for the Solid Waste Authority.
Across the state of Florida, manpower is lacking because of the rash of natural disasters this year.
“Each of those states and each of those communities are vying for the same debris contractors and the same trucks,” Puz says.
For comparison, in the aftermath of Wilma in 2005 SWA certified 1000 debris trucks. This year, only 400.