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Citizen Alerts


Polk County uses Alert Polk - a critical communications system shared with most public safety operations across the State of Florida - to inform residents about public safety threats and concerns. During situations that may affect the health, safety, and welfare of Polk County residents, Alert Polk is used to out messages to subscribers, using their telephone numbers and email addresses.

PCSO also uses Alert Polk to notify citizens when a registered sexual predator relocates, per the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (see below).

Emergency notifications include:

• Tornadoes/Severe Weather
• Mandatory Evacuations
• Boil Water Orders
• Gas Leaks
• Sexual Predator Relocation Notices
• Critical Law Enforcement Notifications
• Hurricanes
• Hurricane Recovery Information

When you subscribe for emergency notifications, you'll receive vital updates when severe weather is threatening the county or about crime trends in your neighborhood. You'll also have the option of receiving community informational alerts.

You don't have to live in the county to register. Click here to subscribe.

These time-critical notifications will be sent directly to your home phone, cell phone, or email address. When you register, please be aware that phone carrier charges may apply for all alert messages and data. You will only receive alerts that affect the address you register.

Clean it up to green it up!

Area/location : South Lakeland
Message from : Keep Polk County Beautiful
News date : Feb 3, 2021
Details :
Keep Polk County Beautiful, Inc. in partnership with Polk County Board of County Commissioners is bringing their “Clean It Up to Green It Up” Program to Unincorporated Crystal Lake, Eaton Park, Skyview and South Combee Communities on Saturday, February 6, 2021.  

This program will provide disposal of items that are NOT generally collected with their residential garbage such as remodeling & household construction debris (shingles, drywall, etc.) on THIS DAY ONLY.  All households are asked to place these items by the curb no later than 6 am.  Please do not place these items out more than 48 hours prior to the event. 

Absolutely NO tires or hazardous waste will be collected curbside.

In addition to curbside cleanup, a free tire recycling drop off will be held at The City of Lakeland Solid Waste Facility, 605 Evelyn Ave. - from 8am- noon.  For Tire Recycling limits and questions, contact Keep Polk County Beautiful at (863) 875-8911.

This event is held in conjunction with Polk County's Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event, for more information or a list of acceptable items contact Polk County's Waste & Recycling Division at (863)284-4319. Thank you!