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Palm Beach County collects $27 million worth of debris following Hurricane Irma

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Palm Beach County collects $27 million worth of debris following Hurricane Irma. (WPEC)

Debris scattered around Palm Beach County during Hurricane Irma is adding up.

The price tag: $27 million.

The Solid Waste Authority in Palm Beach County says they’ve collected the equivalent of a football field filled with 120 stories of debris.

After the debris is brought to 1 of 9 Solid Waste buildings, it’s turned into mulch and distributed across farmland.

The county says FEMA will eventually help out with the cost, but they’re still waiting on money from last year’s Hurricane Matthew, so it will likely take some time.

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