Pasco County Urges Residents to Prepare for High Winds
Residential curbside trash and recycling collection suspended due to Irma
Pasco County Government’s Division of Emergency Management wants to remind residents to be prepared for the possibility of severe weather as Hurricane Irma approaches Florida.
Regardless of the storm’s track, Pasco County could receive hurricane or tropical storm force winds. With a high wind event, it’s important to secure all loose items around your home, such as patio furniture, grills, planters, umbrellas, etc.
In addition, residential curbside trash and recycling collection services are being suspended. Licensed haulers will cease pickups as of the end of the day on Thursday, September 7, 2017. There will be no collection on Friday and collection will remain suspended until further notice.
The County asks that trash and recycling containers be secured to avoid them being blown around by winds expected with the storm. Once the storm has passed and Pasco County Emergency Services has deemed it safe, residential collection service will resume.
Suspension of commercial collection service is to be determined on a case-by-case basis by each individual hauler. Commercial customers should contact their service provider for information.
Keeping you and your family safe through preparedness is our top priority. The Pasco County Division of Emergency Management encourages all Pasco County residents to review the Pasco County Disaster Planning Guide, which you can find here: http://bit.ly/2bMm7Jp.
Pasco County residents can call the Pasco County Customer Service line with any questions or concerns at 727.847.2411.