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City reminds neighbors that not all yard waste can be left at the curb

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Updated: 8/02/2013 1:42 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- As neighbors in East Arlington clean up after Thursday's tornado, the City of Jacksonville is working to keep our streets clear from debris.

The COJ Public Works Department is asking homeowners who hire a private contractor to remove tree limbs and debris, to remove the debris themselves rather than leave debris at the curb for city crews to pick up. The city says this is not a new memorandum. Section 380.206, private contractors are required to removed the debris they generate as part of their cleanup activities.

The city says homeowners trimming and removing their own debris can leave the yard waste at the curb following the regular guidelines of yard waste set out. These guidelines state branches are not to exceed 5 feet in length or 6 inches in diameter.

If you have any questions about yard waste call the city at 630-CITY (2489).
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