In advance of hurricane season, Waste Management has unveiled a list of tips for hurricane preparation and recovery planning.
Weeks out from hurricane season, residents and businesses should maintain their landscaping and clean out their storage areas. Three days before a storm, residents and businesses should secure garbage and recycling containers, stop all landscaping activities and bundle and tie down loose trash. After a storm, residents and businesses should separate normal household trash from storm debris and place their waste, recyclables and storm debris at the curb for collection.
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It’s the type of service you rarely think about until it’s truly needed. Much like electricity for your home or gasoline in your vehicle, most Florida residents may take their garbage or recycling collection for granted under ordinary daily circumstances.
“Following a powerful hurricane, one of the most essential needs for a community to begin recovery is the reliable return of its most vital services,” said Dawn McCormick, Community Affairs Director for Waste Management Inc. of Florida. “That’s why we spend a lot of time in the weeks and months prior to the start of hurricane season focusing within our company on annual hurricane preparation and recovery planning.”
The company also issues public advisories to residents and businesses about storm preparation.