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.
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!
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.
Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, all Residential Penn Waste trash and recycling collections will be delayed one (1) day. Thursday customers will be collected on Friday. Friday customers will be collected on Saturday. All collections on Monday (11/22), Tuesday (11/23), and Wednesday (11/24) will be collected on their regularly scheduled day.
It is important to keep safety in mind when handling hot ashes from wood stoves, fireplaces and fire pits. 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 unburned 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.
Transfer the cool ash to a plastic bag and then tie it shut. This will ensure any dust from the bagged ashes does not get into our employees’ eyes or lungs.
Do NOT put any ashes in a trash container. They should be left on the ground beside your trash container. By sitting them outside of the cart, we can confirm the ashes are NOT hot before placing them in the truck.
NEVER 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