Trash collection during and after snowfalls can present a significant challenge and we need your help. The men and women of the Solid Waste department have a difficult job which is made more difficult by winter weather conditions. Their goal is to provide you with excellent customer service. Here are a few tips which will help us collect your trash and recycling more efficiently during winter weather:
- Place your collection materials as close the street as possible
- Make sure your collection materials are not on of patches of ice if possible
- Make sure your collection materials are not hidden beneath or behind snow banks
- If the forecast is for snow the night before your collection date – please consider not setting your trash out the night before so it does not get covered and hidden in the snow
During severe winter weather, should conditions become dangerous due to extreme snow accumulations or very dangerous wind chill temperatures, it is possible that collections may be suspended. Should that occur, we will issue press releases, social media posts, and perform additional outreach as needed to ensure our valued customers know when collections will resume.