Thursday, November 15, 2018 – Due to the impending inclement weather, Penn Waste routes will be starting early on Thursday morning in order to collect residents waste and recycling before the worst part of the storm is anticipated to hit our area. Please make sure to have your waste and recycling curbside tonight to ensure collection. We will provide any further updates on Thursday 11/15/18. Thank you for your understanding.
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Monday, November 12th, 2018: All Penn Waste routes will be running on schedule for the Veterans Day Holiday.
Penn Waste would like to thank our Veterans for their service to our nation.
Monday, October 8, 2018 – All Penn Waste routes will be operating on schedule on the Columbus Day Holiday. Please place your waste and recycling curbside on your regularly scheduled collection day.
With the cooler weather of fall upon us, everyone’s breaking out their fire pits and roasting s’mores! It’s important to keep safety in mind when sitting around the fire and when the fire is done. Hot ashes can cause major safety issues for not only you, but for our employees as well.
Hot ashes and coals from fires can remain hot enough to start fires for many hours or even days after a fire is out. The amount of time it takes for hot ashes to cool depends on many factors, some of which include how hot the fire was, what was burning, how much un-burned fuel remains if fuel was used, etc. Please keep all of these factors in mind when disposing of hot ashes.
In order to properly dispose of the hot ashes, here are some tips to keep in mind:
- If possible, allow ashes to cool in the area where you had the fire for several days. These areas are designed to contain their heat safely.
- When it is time to dispose of ashes, test to ensure the hot ashes are cool by placing them in a cardboard box or paper bag before disposal. In this situation, never leave these ashes unattended until they are cool enough for disposal. If the ashes are too hot, they will begin to burn through the box or bag.
- DO NOT dispose of hot ashes with yard waste material. By placing ashes with yard waste, such as tree trimmings and leaves, the potential for fires increase substantially.
Please keep these tips in mind when disposing of ashes this fall.
Monday, September 3rd, 2018: Due to the Labor Day Holiday, all Penn Waste trash and recycling collections will be delayed one (1) day for the entire week. Monday customers will be collected on Tuesday, Tuesday customers will be collected on Wednesday and so on for the remainder of the week through Saturday.
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Penn Waste wishes all of our customers a safe and happy holiday!
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