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Collection Update: Inclement Weather 3/14/17

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 – Due to the impending inclement weather, all Penn Waste collection routes will be cancelled on Tuesday, March 14th, 2017.

In order to stay safe in the inclement weather, here are some tips on how to handle your trash and recycling:

  • 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 collect.
  • Please pull in your trash and recycling until your next scheduled collection day – In order to ensure that your trash and recycling is not hit with a plow truck or blown over, please hold your trash and recycling until your next regularly scheduled collection day.
  • Access to your Trash & Recycling – Please make sure there is a clear and safe path for our employees to access your trash and recycling.
  • Bad weather – Due to poor weather and road conditions, your trash may not be collected at the typical time. Please sign up for our e-news updates and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date with collection schedules.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Below are additional winter reminders for our customers who have Penn Waste dumpsters:

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  • Wet Items Freeze to Dumpsters — Exposed, wet items freeze to your dumpster in these cold winter conditions. It makes it very difficult for our drivers to safely and efficiently empty your frozen dumpsters, which may lead to waste remaining in your container after dumping. Please close your lids!
  • Please Make Sure the Road to Your Container is Plowed — The weight of the truck will compact the snow, creating a sheet of ice that can result in a serious safety hazard for our drivers.
  • Do Not Block Access to Your Dumpster with Excess Snow — This includes gates, corral and the path to direct access.
  • Corral Pins — If you have a corral that has doors, the corral pins which hold the doors close 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.

Thank you for working with us so we can effectively collect your trash and recycling while maintaining the safety of our employees.


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4 comments on “Collection Update: Inclement Weather 3/14/17

    • We are cancelling collections on Wednesday as well. Since we have cancelled two days, we will collect double from residents that are typically collected on Tuesday or Wednesday on their next regularly scheduled collection day. We apologize for the inconvenience.

    • We are cancelling collections tomorrow, 3/15/17, as well. We will collect double your normal limit on your next regularly scheduled collection day. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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