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Waste and Recycling Collection Delays

Published on Aug 11, 2021

Bartow, Fla. (August 11, 2021) — Polk County’s residential solid waste customers are seeing collection service delays. Like a lot of other businesses, our haulers are experiencing a truck driver shortage. This means, during these difficult times, that it takes them a little longer to run our routes every day. We know that this is an inconvenience to you, and we are dedicated to making critical updates to our routes as our commitment to provide essential curbside collection service. Thank you for your patience as we work as quickly and safely as possible to collect your garbage, recycling and yard waste.

If you need to report a missed collection, or request bulk pickup service, please use our Request for Service on the Polk Waste Wise app from your smartphone or on our website at