Port Saint Lucie, FL

Port St. Lucie is pausing recycling pick-up service starting May 23rd, to let Waste Pro catch up on garbage collection.

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The city announced on May 19th that a temporary pause in recycling service will begin Monday, May 23rd so that Waste Pro can catch up on Garbage collection. The embattled garbage provider has been behind service for over a year and the city has been working to keep Waste Pro held to their contractual agreement while residents’ complaints have been increasingly frustrated with the lack of service.

Recyclables will be taken with trash or residents can hold them until service resumes once trash pick up is more reliable. The city has also made available a voluntary drop-off site behind the green, fenced-in area west of the Turnpike overpass at the corner of Cameo BLVD and Crosstown PKWY where residents can drop off up to 2 cubic yards of bulky waste seven days a week from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm.

Residents can drop off recyclables at the St. Lucie County Solid Waste Bailing & Recycling Facility at 6120 Glades Cut-Off Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34981 6 days a week; Monday-Friday 7 am to 5 pm and Saturdays 8 am to 1 pm for county residents. It is asked that the recyclables are clean and empty.

Mayor Shannon Martin released a statement:

“We understand our residents’ frustrations and are working on multiple fronts to improve our waste collection services,” “During this transition time between waste haulers, we want to thank our residents for their patience, and we look forward to the day we can resume normal curbside recycling collection.”

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In Sept, FCC Environmental Services Florida, LLC will take over as the new solid waste handle for the city of Port St. Lucie. Garbage, yard waste, and recycling will be collected once a week and new garbage receptacles will be provided to residents. More information can be found at www.citofpsl.com/solidwaste.

We are planning on withholding judgment until we see how it goes. Waste Pro was not living up to it’s contract so hoping this will resolve it with the larger garbage receptacles.

It has been quite a journey and summer is coming. How do you feel about the resolution? Will you be holding on to your recyclables or bringing them to the center?

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