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Quick Reminders Regarding Your Curbside Trash & Recycling Services During the Winter Months

Cold, winter weather is here which brings a new set of challenges & safety concerns for our team members. To ensure your trash & recycling gets collected, please keep the following in mind when placing your items curbside.

Dark trash bags are easier for our employees to see. 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.

Check for schedule changes. When there are service interruptions that effect the majority of our customers, we will post updates on social media, our website, and send out email blasts.

Know when to place your bins at the curb. Customers should refrain from placing bins at the curb before snowfall or while snowing to avoid the possibility of bins either getting buried or knocked over.

Cover the openings of bins. Customers should cover the openings of their bins so that snow doesn’t add unnecessary weight. Open bins filled with snow and waste or recyclables could injure collection workers.

Shovel out spaces for bins and shovel out buried bins / bulk items. To make for easy, quick and safe collection, customers should shovel out spaces for their bins, shovel them out if they get buried in snow, and shovel out any bulk items that freeze to the ground.

Pick up bins that have been knocked over. If bins happen to get knocked over by snowplows, customers should pick them up and place them back at the curb.

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.

Thank you for working with us to help keep our employees safe!

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Collection Update: Inclement Weather 1/7/22

Due to inclement weather and state roadway restrictions, all Penn Waste residential operations will be delayed one day. All residential Friday routes will run tomorrow (Saturday, January 8th).

All scheduled Christmas tree collections for January 8th will be pushed back one week to Saturday, January 15th.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.
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A Message Regarding COVID-19

COVID-19 UPDATE

As many of you know, there continues to be tremendous unknowns surrounding COVID-19 and the rapid spread of the current Omicron variant. The recent increases in community spread in both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals and quarantining due to exposures for our employees is resulting in a limited workforce at Penn Waste. These circumstances may result in future service delays, unanticipated service interruptions, or unusually high call volumes.

 

We continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation daily and will send updates as necessary.

 

In order to protect our employees and reduce the spread of the virus, Penn Waste will be enforcing the following mandates:

  • All trash must be bagged and tied. If you are in a municipality that has a mobile cart for collection, all trash must be placed in tied bags.
  • All recyclable materials must be placed inside your recycling container(s). Flattened cardboard may be placed next to your recycle bin or cart.
  • We will enforce the bag and/or cart limits as designated by your municipality.

 

Other best practices to limit exposure:

  • Please limit your interactions with your waste and recycling teams when you see them in your neighborhoods.
  • Consider utilizing our pay your bill function on our website, pay over the phone (717-767-4456) or mail in your payment to help limit face-to-face interaction with our team members.

 

All of the above actions are being put in place to help protect the health and safety of our team members. Please continue to check our website and social media pages for any further updates. We appreciate your help, understanding and patience as we all navigate these unprecedented times together.

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Collection Update: Christmas

Penn Waste will be operating on a normal residential collection schedule this week since Christmas falls on a Saturday this year.

We do encourage all Friday customers to place their trash out Thursday night. Our team members will be starting earlier Friday morning to ensure they get home in time to spend Christmas Eve with their families.

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

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Penn Waste Donates 53 Bikes for a “Wheelie” Good Cause

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     News Release

Media Contact:

Amanda Moley

Marketing Supervisor

717-360-1978

amoley@pennwaste.com

 

PENN WASTE DONATES 53 BIKES FOR A “WHEELIE” GOOD CAUSE

The Company raised over $8,450 towards their Annual Christmas Promise Bike Program  

 

York, PA – December 17, 2021 – Penn Waste, a waste and recycling company servicing south central Pennsylvania, is spreading holiday cheer this season by donating 53 bikes and bike helmets to children in need just in time for Christmas. Penn Waste team members raised over $8,450 through employee and vendor contributions to purchase the bikes.

“Part of our culture at Penn Waste is our commitment to our communities.  Our parent company, Waste Connections, has a particular passion for helping children in-need and at-risk. Their annual Christmas Promise Bike Program has provided 43,000 bikes to children in need nationwide since the program started 20 years ago. It’s very inspiring to see our team members come together for this worthy cause,” said Mark Pergolese, District Manager for Penn Waste.

The bikes were donated to Community Action Partnership (CAP) in Lancaster County.  Community Action Partnership is Lancaster County’s largest anti-poverty organization and boasts a service profile that interrupts inter-generational poverty with programs that assist families at every age and place in life. To learn more, visit https://caplanc.org/.

 

About Penn Waste

Penn Waste, a Waste Connections company, provides premier residential and commercial waste removal and recycling services to the south central Pennsylvania region. Founded in 2000, Penn Waste employs more than 380 dedicated and driven individuals who are committed to providing safe, dependable and courteous service to each and every home and business served. Penn Waste is recognized for its substantial growth over the past 21 years, operating a fleet of more than 130 waste removal and recycling collection trucks and serving over 190,000 customers in 67 municipalities in the counties of York, Lancaster, Adams, Dauphin, Cumberland and Perry. In addition, Penn Waste owns and operates one of the largest single-stream recycling facilities in the nation. The waste collected from Penn Waste customers is used to create clean, green energy, fueling local waste to energy sites to support a better future. For more information about Penn Waste, visit www.PennWaste.com or on social media @PennWaste.

 

About Waste Connections

Waste Connections, headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, is an integrated solid waste services company that provides non-hazardous waste collection, transfer and disposal services, along with resource recovery primarily through recycling and renewable fuels generation.  The Company serves more than eight million residential, commercial and industrial customers in mostly exclusive and secondary markets across 44 states in the U.S. and six provinces in Canada.  Waste Connections also provides non-hazardous oilfield waste treatment, recovery and disposal services in several basins across the U.S., as well as intermodal services for the movement of cargo and solid waste containers in the Pacific Northwest.  For more information, visit Waste Connections at wasteconnections.com.

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