• Polk County Waste & Recycling Memorial Day Schedule

    BARTOW, Fla. (May 21, 2018) – The North Central Landfill will be closed on Monday, May 28, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday and residential curbside collection services will be delayed by one day (ex: Monday services will move to Tuesday, Tuesday services will move to Wednesday, etc.).

    View our holiday collection schedule at www.polkwastewise.net (Residential Collection Services tab).

  • Polk County & Flying Tigers host “Be Ready” Baseball Wednesday

    Bartow, Fla. (May 21, 2018) — Polk County Emergency Management and the Lakeland Flying Tigers have teamed up to host an Emergency Preparedness Night on Wednesday, May 23.  The gates to Joker Marchant Stadium open at 5:30 p.m. with the first pitch thrown at 6:30. Hurricane readiness displays will be set up with members of Polk County’s Emergency Response Teams and community partners...

  • Citizens HealthCare Oversight Committee Prevention & Wellness Subcommittee Meeting

    Bartow, Fla. (May 18, 2018) — The Prevention & Wellness Subcommittee will meet on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Indigent Health Care Building in the Admin Conference Room 2nd Floor, 2135 Marshall Edwards Drive, Bartow, FL  33830.

  • County, Extension offer six-week wellness series in Poinciana

    Bartow, Fla. (May 18, 2018) — Our health is one of our most important assets for living a quality life. Nutritionists from the UF/IFAS Extension programs in Polk and Osceola counties are offering a six-week series focusing on making healthy food choices with strategies that work.

    The classes will be taught on Tuesdays from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. beginning on June 19 in the Mary Jane Arrington Center...

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