• Debris removal continues; some services winding down

    Bartow, Fla. (December 1, 2017) —  Polk County’s first phase of hurricane debris removal for vegetative debris is nearly complete. Some debris collection services are beginning to wind down.

    Vegetative Debris Removal

    Polk County is still trying to reach residents who live on private roads or in gated communities to obtain permission to pick up storm debris from the roadside in your...

  • December Happenings at the History Center

    Bartow, Fla. (Dec. 1, 2017) – Journey into Polk history this month at the Polk County History Center. The following programs and events are open to the public and free of charge:

    • December’s Family Program Learn about the bear who was the real Winnie-the-Pooh.
      • When veterinarian and Canadian soldier Harry Colebourn saw and bought a young bear while at a train station, his life changed forever....
  • Board of County Commissioners Agenda Review Meeting

    Bartow, Fla. (November 29, 2017) — The Polk County Board of County Commissioners will meet Friday, December 1, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. in the Board Conference Room #407 at the Neil Combee Administration Building in Bartow.

    I.     Welcome – Commissioner Dantzler, Chairman

    II.    Review upcoming meeting agendas:
                a) Board Meeting –...

  • Holiday Collection Schedule for Polk Residential Curbside Customers

    BARTOW, Fla. (Nov. 21, 2017) – For residential collection customers of unincorporated Polk County, if a customer’s collection day falls on the Thanksgiving holiday or the Friday after, collection will occur one day later.

    View our holiday collection schedule at www.polkwastewise.net (Residential Collection Services tab).


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