Monday, May 22, 2017

Vegetation Amnesty Week begins today in the little City of Lake Worth.

Vegetation items are: Bagged leaves, grasses, and tree or shrubbery cuttings incidental to the care of your lawn and garden that are capable of being containerized.
     Vegetation amnesty week allows residents to dispose of large amounts of vegetation prior to the commencement of Hurricane Season (not to exceed 12 cubic yards per residential property).
     All vegetation should be placed curbside on the regularly scheduled pick-up day and the City of Lake Worth’s Refuse Division will remove it at no charge.

What the City will pick up:

Tree branches less than 2″ inches in diameter, branches and palm fronds less than 4′ feet in length, and stumps less than 15″ inches in diameter and/or less than fifty (50) pounds.
     Please use the green container with the black lid for all vegetation that will fit inside the container.
  • For questions contact the City of Lake Worth Public Services Refuse Department at 561-533-7344. Jamie Brown is the Public Services Director, 561-586-1720; email:
  • For more information about vegetation contact David McGrew, the City’s Horticulturist at 561-586-1677; email:
For information about the City’s four zones for vegetation pickup, see below.
Get ready for Hurricane Season (officially begins June 1st): Vegetation Amnesty Week is Monday, May 22nd–Friday, May 26th.

For the City’s zone map use this link.
  • Zone 1: Monday, May 22nd.
  • Zone 2: Thursday, May 25th.
  • Zone 3: Friday, May 26th.
  • Zone 4: Tuesday, May 23rd.