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Palm Beach County approves $35M line of credit for debris removal


The board of the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County approved a $35 million line of credit Tuesday to help pay for Hurricane Irma debris removal and to replenish the authority’s reserves.

So far, the SWA, which oversees garbage, recycling and debris collection in unincorporated parts of the county, has spent $23 million removing 1.6 million of the estimated 3 million cubic yards of vegetative debris left in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

The line of credit, approved unanimously by county commissioners who also serve as the SWA’s board, is similar to the $50 million line of credit the county received in the aftermath of Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne.

This story will be updated.



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