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Polk County's Board of County Commissioners is currently preparing for Hurricane Dorian. Residents can continue to check this page for the latest storm-related updates and information regarding emergency efforts.

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  • El Relleno del Norte Central se abrirá el martes; colección de servicios se resumirá

    Bartow, Fla. (2 de septiembre de 2019) — Polk County Waste & Recycling abrirá el Relleno del Norte Central para servicios a las 8:00 a.m. del martes 3 de septiembre. Esto es un cambio con respecto a las notificaciones anteriores.
    Los municipios, los transportistas contratados y el público podrán acceder al relleno el martes después de las 8 a.m. Los servicios de recogida de basura,...

  • North Central Landfill to open Tuesday; collection services resume

    Bartow, Fla. (September 2, 2019) — Polk County Waste & Recycling will open the North Central Landfill for business at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept 3. This is a change from previous notifications.

    Municipalities, contract haulers and the public may access the Landfill on Tuesday after 8 a.m. Collection services for garbage, recycling and yard waste will resume a typical holiday...

  • Polk County remains in Tropical Storm Watch (Dorian)

    Bartow, Fla. (September 2, 2019) - Polk County Emergency Management continues to monitor the movement of Hurricane Dorian. The core of extremely dangerous Hurricane Dorian continues to pound Grand Bahama Island through much of today and tonight.  The hurricane will move dangerously close to the Florida east coast tonight through Wednesday evening. Polk County remains in a Tropical Storm...
  • Hurricane direction changes; Polk County government services returning to normal

    The National Weather Service is forecasting Hurricane Dorian to shift east as it makes a turn north, taking most of Polk County out of the storm’s direct path. The best chance for seeing tropical storm force wind gusts would be in extreme eastern Polk Monday night through Tuesday. Based upon updated favorable storm tracking of Hurricane Dorian, the county has made the following changes to prior...

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