The City of Hialeah Department of Public Works Solid Waste Division wants to make sure you have the knowledge required to protect your safety and the safety of others as we enter another storm season.
These preparation suggestions are for before and after a storm.
When a hurricane watch is in effect and approaching, avoid piling bulk and yard waste on the curbside. Solid waste collection will continue to be collected until it is no longer safe for collection.
We advise keeping bulk or yard waste against your property if workers do not collect it in time for the hurricane. Debris left at the curbside can wash into storm drains and result in flooding or might be projectiles.
Garbage or recycling containers that have been left outside for collection or that have not been emptied must be brought inside and secured.
Avoid trimming or cutting down trees when a hurricane is approaching the City.
After the hurricane has passed, separate your yard waste debris and regular bulk waste for pickup from the hurricane damage materials.
Any building materials damaged by the hurricane should be stored separately from your typical home bulk debris, including fencing materials, lumber, drywall, flooring materials, window coverings, wallboards, roofing materials, and so forth.
Don't combine household garbage or chemicals with yard or bulk waste.