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Yearly Archives: 2020

Collection Update: Labor Day 2020

Monday, September 7th, 2020: Due to Penn Waste being closed on Labor Day, all Residential Penn Waste collections will be delayed one (1) day for the remainder of that 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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The #1 Reason Why You Should Bag Your Trash

Many residents ask why we require them to bag their trash, even if they’re placing it directly into a trash can or trash mobile cart. The answer is simple: Safety.

Loose trash in your waste receptacle is dangerous to our employees. When it’s dumped from your container into the back of our truck, loose trash such as debris and liquids can spray in our employees faces or get on their skin.

Cat litter dust, paint splatter, broken glass, dog poop, saw dust – Would you want any of these items splattering on you if you were collecting the trash?

COVID19 has amplified the need for trash to be bagged in order for us to protect the health and safety of our employees.

In addition, bagging your trash helps to prevent waste from contaminating your property. Less loose trash and light debris will get blown or thrown from the collection area if it is bagged. There’s also less chance for liquids from the truck to spray the surrounding area.

By bagging your trash, you’re helping to protect your property and keep our employees safe.

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Collection Update: Inclement Weather 8/4/20

8/4/20 – All residential routes are operating today. Due to inclement weather and flooding roads, for any areas that we are unable to collect, we will collect double your normal limit on your next scheduled collection day. Thank you for your understanding.

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Newberry Township Yard Waste Update

Attention Newberry Township residents: Effective in August, your monthly yard waste collection date will be moving to the first Saturday of the month. On Saturday, August 1st, we will be by to collect your yard waste. If you have any questions, please contact us at 717-767-4456.

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A Scary Trend

We need your HELP!

Hazardous waste continues to be an issue we are now dealing with on a WEEKLY basis. It should NEVER go in your curbside trash and recycling.

The result is always the same…a FIRE. This puts our employees lives in danger and causes major down time for our crews. We are already short-staffed due to a number of reasons and THIS has a ripple effect on our service.

When a truck catches on fire, it must immediately pull over in an opening parking lot and dump all contents out of the truck. 911 must be called, fire crews have to come put it out, hazmat occasionally has to get involved, and our employees need checked out for injuries. A professional cleaning crew must then come out and clean up any residue from the parking lot we dumped on.

Please do not put pool chemicals (or chemicals of any kind), rechargeable batteries, propane tanks, or anything else that could be combustible in your curbside trash and recycling. THANK YOU!

Here’s our resource guide for safe disposal of hazardous waste –

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