City of Lynn Haven to complete final city-wide residential debris pickup

LYNN HAVEN, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - UPDATE: Thursday, April 25th, 2019 (10 a.m.)

The Lynn Haven City Commission passed a motion Tuesday to do a final city-wide hurricane debris pickup for all residential debris. Citizens will have until May 5th to put their personal debris on the right of way.

The city is also asking all residents to separate their debris by vegetative, home items, such as furniture and construction debris not produced by a contractor. On May 6th, haulers will start their final pickups from the farthest points of the city limits and work inward.

Once streets are cleared, no additional trucks will be doing pickups and any remaining debris will become the responsibility of the homeowner.

Any homeowner who misses the May 5th deadline will be able to apply for the Private Property Debris Removal (PPDR) program for further assistance.

Applications are available on the city's website. Questions on this program can be answered by calling (850) 704-5768.
Original Story: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 (11 p.m.)

LYNN HAVEN, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - During a commission meeting Tuesday, Lynn Haven City Leaders approved to do another debris removal pass in May.

Lynn Haven City Leaders say the debris in the city is piling up due to residents repairing and moving back into their homes and now they're at a point where they need to clean it up.

Lynn Haven Mayor Margo Anderson said in a previous meeting they decided to extend their contract with their debris haulers, Ash, Britt and Crowder Gulf, to be used on an as-needed basis. Anderson said they hope this pass will be enough to help residents get rid of all their debris and will be the final pass.

"We're gonna be asking residents if they could get everything pushed to the right of way, their vegetative debris, their C&D. If they have contractors doing the demolition those contractors should be responsible for removing that debris," said Anderson.

Anderson said Code Enforcement will be handled on a case-by-case basis. During the meeting, the Commission also approved a task order to renovate bathrooms, add playground equipment, and make other improvements to Porter Park.