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Palm Beach County, Fla., Approves $35M Line of Credit for Hurricane Debris Removal

To date, the authority has spent $23 million removing 1.6 million of the estimated 3 million cubic yards of vegetative debris.

The board of the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County, Fla., has approved a $35 million line of credit for the removal of debris left in the wake of Hurricane Irma. To date, the authority has spent $23 million removing 1.6 million of the estimated 3 million cubic yards of vegetative debris.

Service has been restored in Palm Beach County for about a month now, and the county’s transfer stations, landfill and waste-to-energy facilities are operating regular business hours.

PalmBeachCounty.com has more details:

The board of the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County approved a $35 million line of credit Tuesday to help pay for Hurricane Irma debris removal and to replenish the authority’s reserves.

So far, the SWA, which oversees garbage, recycling and debris collection in unincorporated parts of the county, has spent $23 million removing 1.6 million of the estimated 3 million cubic yards of vegetative debris left in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

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