FCC brings additional relief
FCC brings additional relief before its contracted start date
Waste relief will begin three days earlier than contracted thanks to Port St. Lucie’s new waste hauler, FCC Environmental Services Florida, LLC. Beginning Thursday, Sept. 1, FCC and the City will deploy extra crews specifically to pick up trash left on the ground and in personal trash cans, but not in the City-issued carts.
This effort is meant to help alleviate the accumulation left behind by the City’s previous hauler, Waste Pro, before FCC officially begins its service on Monday, Sept. 5. These extra crews will not be collecting any trash in a city-issued carts because that waste will be collected on residents’ designated collection day beginning Monday by FCC’s automated trucks.
These advance teams will work Thursday through Saturday, and then throughout next week to clear waste ahead of FCC’s automated trucks. Other efforts to clear the City of waste include:
- FCC will continue to collect yard and bulk waste along with Optimum Services, Inc.
- PSL’s leased waste collection trucks will continue to be dispatched to the most critical service needs as reported to 1PSL.
- St. Lucie County Waste Bailing and Recycling Facility has extended its hours of operation to address the backlog of waste.
Beginning Labor Day, Sept. 5, FCC will begin its new automated collection process and its 17 automated side-loader garbage trucks will collect items inside the City-issued garbage carts, while the extra FCC and City crews will collect any remaining garbage.
Also beginning Monday, FCC will deploy 15 automated side-loaders for recycling, 10 rear-loaders, for yard and bulk waste, 2 clamshell trucks for yard waste and 4-rear loaders for bulk waste. In addition, six route managers have been assigned for coordinating all service levels.
To ensure a smooth transition process, residents can assist in the collection efforts by:
- Making sure the handle of the City issued recycling and garbage carts faces your house and the lid openings face the street.
- Keeping the garbage and recycling cart lids closed and placing garbage in the bag(s) inside the cart and recycling loose in the cart. If a household was using the recycling cart as a trash can, if possible, please rinse the cart before using it as a recycling cart. This cleaning is important to prevent residue from contaminating recyclables.
- Keeping all carts and bulk piles three (3) feet away from anything that may block the collection truck. This includes other carts, fire hydrants, parked cars, fences, mailboxes, trees, overhead wires and utility poles.
- Placing carts by the curb by 7 a.m. on their collection day.
The City is asking residents to help FCC Environmental Services Florida by being patient during this transition period. The drivers and helpers have worked hard to get to this point and are committed to bringing a consistent and reliable waste collection service back to Port St. Lucie.
Residents are encouraged to learn more at www.CityofPSL.com/SolidWaste.
Post Date:08/30/2022 6:19 PM