Heads Up: Bulk/Waste Delays, Turnpike, Landfill

by Yvonne Lopez | Jan 12, 2022

 Heads Up Creek

Bulk/Waste Pickup Delays

Republic Services delays in bulk and waste pick up are the direct result of staffing shortages, supply chain issues for repair parts and delays on new equipment delivery. If your waste has not been picked up on its regularly scheduled day, please place it out for pick-up on the very next day. Customers can report missed pick-ups or inquire about billing issues by contacting Republic Services at 954-327-9550 or visiting the City's website.

Turnpike Expansion

The Florida's Turnpike engineering team is preparing plans to widen the Turnpike adjacent to Coconut Creek.  These plans may be of particular concern to you, residents of Coconut Creek, because we anticipate the alternative preferred by the Turnpike will involve widening entirely to the west, impacting all of the properties along the east boundary of our City.  Construction and widening of the Turnpike will cause increased noise, vibrations and pollutants.

Please email Turnpike Project Manager at jazlyn.heywood@dot.state.fl.us and tell her how the Turnpike expansion in Coconut Creek will impact your home, your family, your neighbors, your health, and your quality of life.

The recording of the January 18, 2022 Alternatives Public Information Meeting is posted in the 'Documents' section of the project website www.Turnpike595toWiles.com.

For further details, please visit the project website. 

Landfill (Monarch Hill)

The Broward County Commission took the first step towards allowing Waste Management to expand the landfill at their December 7, 2021 meeting. Both Coconut Creek and Deerfield representatives spoke out aggressively in opposition to this action. The next step, which is critical, is a review by the Broward County Planning Council. Waste Management is required to submit a technical analysis to the Broward County Planning Council before this item can move forward to the next round of public hearings. To date, the technical submission has not yet occurred.  Please visit this news feed to view the most current updates related to the proposed expansion of the Monarch Hill Landfill. 

The landfill has significant environmental and contamination issues. Expansion would only exacerbate these matters.   

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