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Collection Update: Inclement Weather 1/21/19

Monday, January 21, 2019 – Due to inclement weather, at this time all Penn Waste routes will be operating on a delayed schedule tomorrow (Monday, January 21, 2019). Please continue to check back for any update as the inclement weather progresses.

Below are tips to keep in mind as we all deal with the current winter weather:

  1. Hazardous Weather Conditions – There is currently a wind chill advisory in effect in south central Pennsylvania. If your trash and recycle bins are not full, please consider holding them until next week. We are trying to get our employees off the street and out of the hazardous weather as soon as possible. We appreciate your assistance in helping to keep our employees safe!
  2. Wind – The extreme wind conditions will knock your trash and recycling Toters over, scattering trash and recyclables on the street. Again, if your bins are not full, please consider holding them until next week. The Toters will fall over from the wind after they’ve been emptied.
  3. Wet Items Freeze to Dumpsters & Trash Cans — Exposed, wet items freeze to your dumpster / trash can in these cold winter temperatures. It makes it very difficult for our drivers and loaders to safely and efficiently empty your frozen dumpsters / trash cans which may lead to waste remaining in your container after dumping. Keep this in mind if you have any liquid in your trash. Please close your lids!
  4. Please Make Sure the Road to Your Container is Plowed — The weight of the truck will compact the snow creating a sheet of ice, resulting in a serious safety hazard for our drivers.
  5. Do Not Block Access to Your Dumpster with Excess Snow — This includes gates, corral and the path to direct access.
  6. Dumpster Corral Pins — If you have a corral that has doors, the corral pins which hold the doors closed can freeze which may prevent us from accessing your dumpster or being able to close the doors. Placing salt around the pins can help alleviate this from happening, but we ask that you be aware of this in case we are not able to access your dumpster.
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Winter Weather Reminders

Winter is officially here and we have some winter weather reminders to help keep our employees and you safe!

  1. Trash Bags — White trash bags blend in with the snow. If you have a darker colored trash bag that you could use or a trash can that you can place your bag in, it will make it easier for our employees to see ensuring that your trash gets collected.
  2. Access to Your Trash & Recycling — Please make sure there is a clear, safe path for our employees to access your trash and recycling.
  3. Bad Weather — Trash and recycling may not be collected at the exact time that it usually is due to poor weather conditions. Please visit pennwaste.com to sign up for e-news updates (scroll to the bottom of the homepage) and visit our website throughout the day for updates regarding your service. You can also find updates on our social media sites — www.facebook.com/pennwaste and www.twitter.com/pennwaste.
  4. Children — Safety is our number one priority. If you have children who are playing in the snow, please be mindful of them playing close to the streets as visibility may be impaired due to weather conditions.
  5. Slow Down Before You Go Around — If you are behind a trash or recycling truck, please make sure you slow down before you go around. Check for traffic coming in the opposite direction before going around the truck and make sure you look for our employees before trying to pass.
  6. Keep Your Eyes On the Road When Driving — Please do not text and drive or get absorbed with other distractions such as playing with the radio or fixing your makeup. You are putting yourself, others on the road and our employees at risk. Keep your eyes on the road at all times and give yourself some room between other vehicles when driving.
  7. Wind – Extreme wind conditions will knock your trash and recycling Toters over, scattering trash and recyclables on the street. Again, if your bins are not full, please consider holding them until next week. The Toters will fall over from the wind after they’ve been emptied.
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Collection Update: Inclement Weather 1/18/19

Friday, January 18, 2019 – All Penn Waste routes are running on schedule today. For any areas that we are unable to collect due to road conditions, we will accept double the limit on your next regularly scheduled collection day. We appreciate your understanding.

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Collection Update: New Year’s Eve

Monday 12/31/18 – All Penn Waste routes for New Year’s Eve may be starting early in order to ensure our trucks are off the road early. We appreciate your understanding.

Reminder: All Tuesday through Friday routes will be delayed by one day. Please visit our blog post for New Year’s Day by clicking here.

We wish all of our customers a safe and happy holiday!

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