• Polk Debris Drop off Sites Open for Residents

    Bartow, Fla. (Oct. 19, 2017) — Polk County will again open four sites today where residents can drop off vegetative debris from Hurricane Irma.

    The sites will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today through Monday and will be at:

    • 9500 Marigold Ave. in Poinciana, on the east side of the road at the new fire station
    • 5901 Strickland Ave. in Lakeland, on the west side of the road at the ball park
    • Across...
  • Need HOAs to send debris removal forms

    Bartow, Fla. (October 19, 2017) — As of Wednesday, Oct. 18, about 1,253,478 cubic yards of the estimated 2.1 million cubic yards of vegetative debris from Hurricane Irma has been collected by haulers contracted with Polk County. Crowder/Gulf’s haulers continue to work seven days a week, from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., on their first pass through the county.

    Polk County is trying to reach residents who live ...

  • Charter Review Commission Meeting

    Bartow, Fla. (September 18, 2017) —  The Charter Review Commission will meet Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, at 6 p.m. in Room 413 of the Neil Combee Administration Building, 330 W. Church Street, Bartow, Fla. 33830.


    I.             Call to Order – 6 p.m., (Alice Hunt, Chair)

  • Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event in Bartow - Saturday, October 21

    Polk County Waste & Recycling is encouraging residents of the City of Bartow to dispose of toxic materials in a safe and environmentally sensitive way at an upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Collection event.

    A Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Unit will be on site on October 21, at Bartow High School (enter from E. Georgia Street and exit onto S. Broadway Avenue), from 8 a.m. to 12...

  • Debris Collection Map Available for Residents

    Bartow, Fla. (Oct. 13, 2017) —  Polk County residents will be able to track the progress of the county’s Hurricane Irma debris pickup through a weekly map that shows an approximate timeline for when residents can expect to have service.

    In the map, which also is attached, the county is divided into a grid system and color coded for ease of use. The red/pink areas are the places where...

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