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  • 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...

  • Hurricane direction changes; 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...

  • Polk Shelters to open Sunday

    Bartow, Fla. (Aug. 30, 2019) – Based on the current track and estimated time of arrival in Polk County of Hurricane Dorian, the following public shelters will open at 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 1:

    • Auburndale High School, 1 Bloodhound Trail, Auburndale
    • Chain of Lakes Elementary, 7001 CR 653, Winter Haven
    • Davenport School of the Arts, 4751 N CR 547, Davenport
    • Donald Bronson Community Center, 124 Bronson...
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