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Garbage and Container Pickup
Ruby Lake Concerns Regarding Garbage and Container Pick Up

​The Board has received numerous calls and e-mails regarding container pickups.  Ruby Lake residents have been confused about garbage collection and when Polk County is going to pick up the gray garbage and yellow recycling containers with the change in service providers.  As you know, the City of Winter Haven is now responsible for all solid waste (garbage and yard waste) and recycling in our community as of October 1st.  Regarding hurricane debris removal, the city and county are working together to remove all debris.  This may affect the timing of yard waste pick up from the city.

​After numerous attemps to contact the city and the county about these services, a Board member contacted an assistant to the Polk County Solid Waste Manager.  Here is what we learned.  Please share this information with your neighbors so that everyone is aware of this information.

​Starting last week, the county began picking up the gray garbage and yellow recycling bins.  They gave no indication of when they will be in our area for these container pick ups. These gray and yellow containers should be placed at the end of your driveway now so you don't miss their pickup day and lose your chance to have them picked up.

​On October 10th and October 11th, the county dropped off new recycling containers (black containers with yellow tops) throughout Ruby Lake.  This was an error.  The county will be picking them up but gave no time frame for this to happen.  These containers should also be placed at the end of your driveway now.

​Any additional questions or concerns should be addressed with the following departments:
Polk County Solid Waste Department - 800-780-5346
City of Winter Haven - Solid Waste Division - 863-291-5756



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