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4 Tips for Staying Safe Near a Garbage Truck

Follow these driver safety tips the next time you’re near a garbage truck.

  • Keep Your Distance. Garbage trucks are bulky with many blind spots. Keeping your distance will ensure we can see you AND no debris hits your vehicle should it accidentally fall out of our truck. Please stay back at least 30 feet.
  • Proceed Carefully. If you must pass a garbage truck, do so with extreme caution. Make sure none of our employees are near by and there is no on-coming traffic.
  • Stay Calm. Getting frustrated and having road rage will not make our trucks move any faster. Irrational behavior will only lead to an accident.
  • Stay Alert. Garbage trucks stop and start often due to the nature of our business which is why it’s important to not be distracted while near one.
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Collection Update: New Year’s Day 2021

New Year’s Day Collection Schedule: Friday, January 1st, 2021

Due to the New Year’s Day holiday, all residential Penn Waste routes will be delayed one (1) day. Friday customers will be collected on Saturday. In order to ensure your waste and recyclables are collected, please place your material curbside the evening before your collection day. All other customers will be serviced on their regularly scheduled collection day.

Note – Penn Waste operates on New Year’s Eve. New Year’s Eve will not have an impact on our operations.

Best wishes from the Penn Waste team for a safe and joyous Holiday Season!

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Collection Update: Missed Collections 12/16-12/17

Penn Waste Wednesday and Thursday Customers – due to the inclement weather last week, we notified you that we will accept double the normal limit of waste on your next collection day. As you may have noticed, some crews may be in your area collecting your waste and recycling on a day other than your normal collection day. We are trying to catch up in some of the areas that were missed due to the weather. We will still be collecting your waste and recyclables on your regularly scheduled day. If you do not currently have your waste and recycling curbside, you will still be collected this week. If you did leave your waste and recycling curbside after being missed and were collected on a day other than your normal collection day, you will still be collected on your normal collection day as well.

As a reminder, Penn Waste does operate on Thursday, December 24th. Friday customers will be collected on Saturday, December 26th.

We appreciate your understanding.

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