The following is a Press Release:
The 2012 Hurricane Season (June 1 through November 30) is approaching rapidly and Waste Management officials are making preparations to effectively respond to any collection-related challenges that present themselves if a tropical system threatens the area.
As the 2012 hurricane season begins, Waste Management officials remind all residents and businesses to familiarize themselves with recommended emergency preparedness precautions, secure any trash and containers in advance of a storm and understand the proper handling of garbage and debris after a storm.
In the event of a threatening storm, residents and businesses should secure garbage and recycling containers, placing them in a safe place where wind will not blow them around. Storm prep should also include bundling and tying down of all loose trash, such as tree limbs, construction debris or other loose materials so they are not hazardous to people or property in high winds.
After a storm, residents and businesses are asked to separate garbage such as food waste, diapers, wrappers and similar regular household waste from storm debris caused by high winds, heavy rains, rising waters, hail, etc. Waste Management will restart its collection services immediately after streets have become passable and local and / or state officials deem the situation and area to be safe again.