Hurricane Irma storm debris removal continues to take place in the City of Hollywood. The City’s Debris Management Contractors have more than 40 hauling units currently operating within the City. In addition, there are currently bucket trucks deployed with crews assigned to remove hanging limbs and leaning trees. Here is what you need to know to help speed recovery:
The City’s garbage contractor, WastePro, continues on the normal garbage collection schedule. Gray garbage carts should be placed out in front of your property, even if you have an alleyway. Garbage collections will take place curbside until further notice.
Normal recycling collections continue on the normal collection schedule. Blue recycling carts should be placed out in front of your property for collection on your normal collection day. Please place only recyclable material in your blue recycling cart.
Commingled collections have resumed in the City of Hollywood. Waste Pro crews are currently operating within the City and are collecting commingled items as part of the storm debris recovery process. Due to the excessive amount of debris, commingled collections are not following the regular weekly collection schedule found under normal conditions. Residents choosing to place commingled items out for collection may do so, however those items could remain curbside for an extended period of time while crews continue to work on additional collections. All commingled items must be placed curbside and away from existing storm debris piles. A normal, weekly commingled collection schedule will resume as soon as conditions allow.
Residents are asked to separate tree limbs, palm fronds and other vegetation from construction or bulky items damaged in the storm. Storm damaged items, such as downed fencing, carpet or household items should be placed in a separate pile away from vegetation. Residents who have more storm-related debris that they needs to be removed from their property are being asked to place those piles curbside. Debris removal contractors continue to make daily collections and once this first collection is completed, crews will be making a second pass through the City for additional collections.
Please do not park your vehicle near your debris pile. Crews operating heavy equipment need space to maneuver during the removal process. Please park your vehicle away from the pile to allow for easier access.
RECOVERY ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE:
Permit Fees Waived for Common Storm Repairs
To help expedite repairs required as a result of damage caused by Hurricane Irma, the City of Hollywood has waived permit fees for common storm related repairs such as fencing, roofs and A/C replacements for 90 days as of September 21, 2017. There is also prioritized review of these permits. This 90 calendar day grace period is to assist residents and commercial business owners in the City restore their property and return to normal operations as quickly as possible. Detailed information on permit fee waivers for storm damage are on the City's website, www.hollywoodfl.org under City News.
Disaster Assistance Available for Low to Moderate Income Households
The City's Community Development Division can provide grants for rental assistance, security deposits, utility deposits, to make interim repairs to stabilize homes, to mitigate water damage and to assist with paying insurance deductibles. Applications can be found on the City’s website at www.hollywoodfl.org. You may also call the Community Development Division at 954.921.3271 Monday through Thursday from 7A-6P for additional information. Please bring completed applications to the Community Development Office at City Hall, 2600 Hollywood Boulevard, 2nd floor Room 203.
Storm Debris Removal Assistance
Volunteers in the community have mobilized to help elderly or disabled property owners with moving storm debris to the front of their property for collection. Please call the Community Development Division at 954.921.3271 Monday through Thursday from 7A-6P to request to be added to the request for service list. Please note that adding a name to the request for service list does not guarantee service. Service is entirely based on the availability of a voluntary workforce.
Hollywood, as a participating City, allows residents wishing to have their pile cleared more quickly the option of bringing their residential debris to any of the three Broward County Residential Drop-Off Centers. Drop-off Centers are located at 5601 W. Hallandale Beach Boulevard in West Park; 5490 Reese Road in Davie and 2780 N. Powerline Road in Pompano Beach. These sites are open on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Proof of Hollywood residency is required. For additional details please visit: http://www.broward.org/WasteAndRecycling/WasteDisposal/Pages/DropOffCenters.aspx
Another self-service option is the Broward County Landfill, located at 7101 S.W. 205 Avenue near the intersection of Sheridan Street and U.S. 27. This is a landfill that charges a fee based on the amount of debris deposited. For disposal rates, fees and hours of operation please visit: http://www.broward.org/WasteAndRecycling/WasteDisposal/Pages/DisposalRatesandFees.aspx.