Sunday, May 20, 2018

Vegetation Amnesty Week in the City of Lake Worth.

Vegetation pickup in Zone 4 is Tuesday, May 22nd.
For Zones 1–3 see bullet list below.

For more information contact Jason Yaeger, the City’s Solid Waste Supervisor on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:00 a.m.–4:30 at 561-533-7396, 561-533-7344, or by email:


Vegetation Amnesty is for residents to dispose of large amounts of vegetation prior to the commencement of Hurricane Season but not to exceed 12 cubic yards per residential property (one cubic yard is the volume of vegetation which fits in a space one yard wide [3′] by one yard deep by one yard high).

All vegetation should be placed curbside on a resident’s regularly scheduled pick-up day and the City of Lake Worth’s Refuse Division will remove it at no charge. Vegetation will be picked up on the following days by zone (pay close attention to the dates!):
  • Zone 1: Monday, June 4th.
  • Zone 2: Thursday, May 24th.
  • Zone 3: Friday, May 25th.
  • Zone 4: Tuesday, May 22nd.

If you’re unsure which zone you are in, Zones 1–4 correspond to the City’s district map (Districts 1–4) represented your elected commissioner. Click on this link to view the map.

Definition of vegetation:

  • Tree branches less than 2″ in diameter.
  • Branches and palm fronds less than 4′ in length.
  • Stumps less than 15″ in diameter and/or less than fifty (50) pounds.

DO NOT USE THE GREEN VEGETATION BIN: Place ALL vegetation at the curb during Vegetation Amnesty.

If you would like more information about tree trimming please contact David McGrew, the City’s Horticulturist at 561-586-1677 or by email:

For more general information and media inquiries contact Ben Kerr, the City of Lake Worth’s Public Information Officer at 561-586-1631; email:

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