Posted on: February 1, 2017



Springtime marks the beginning of Festival Season in Palatka and Putnam County, during which hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world will visit Palatka and Putnam County in order to take part in the festivities.  During the month of February the City is asking all residents and business/property owners to clean up their properties to prepare for Festival Season, so we can put our best face on for visitors and residents alike.  The City of Palatka proudly partners with Palatka Pride and Keep Putnam Beautiful to sponsor “Operation Clean-Sweep – Greater Palatka Clean-Up”, an environmental clean-up program, during the month of February each year in order to help make our community the prettiest and cleanest it can be.  

the City of Palatka has declared an "amnesty period" for yard trash, large item and appliance pick-up during the last two weeks in February of each year, and will offer this service free of charge from February 13 through March 1, 2017.   This does not include new interior construction debris or hazardous materials.  This DOES include dilapidated vehicles -- contact Keep Putnam Beautiful (386-325-9598) or Palatka Police Dept. Code Enforcement (386-329-0115) for information on dilapidated vehicle pick up.

During this time the City encourages all residents to clean up weeds and litter around their homes and businesses, participate in individual and group clean-up, paint-up and fix-up programs, volunteer their time to help their neighbors clean up their properties, and help to support organizations, neighborhoods and individuals in their efforts to keep our communities clean and well-maintained throughout the year.  Contact Keep Putnam Beautiful at 386-325-9598 to find out how to obtain help from these organizations.

Keep Putnam Beautiful and Palatka Pride have partnered together to promote programs that engage individuals through coordinated events to renew neighborhoods and parks, trails and recreation areas; clean up shorelines and waterways; remove litter and debris; reduce waste and increase recycling; and plant trees, flowers and community gardens, in order to inspire a new generation of community stewards who will take greater responsibility for improving their community’s environment.  The Putnam County County-Wide Clean-Up is scheduled for Saturday, May 6, 2017


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