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Updated: Notification from Waste Management

Post Date:03/24/2020 11:25 AM


Notification from Waste Management, Inc.



Waste Management will NOT suspend Yard Waste services as previously reported.  They will continue this service uninterrupted next week.  The City will update customers on this issue as the situation evolves.


The following is a notification that Waste Management sent to the City on March 23, 2020.


Because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Federal and State Declarations of Emergency have been issued that recommend non-essential employees shelter in place and work from home when possible to promote social distancing. As a result, Waste Management has significantly reduced its “field” work force and is focusing on the performance of essential services during this unprecedented emergency. Because of its importance to the health and safety of our society, municipal solid waste collection and disposal is deemed an “essential service” in most instances, and so Waste Management’s employees dedicated to collecting and disposing of trash are in the field continuing to perform this critical function and provide this service.


In order for Waste Management to maintain its focus on municipal solid waste collection and disposal, and due to the reduced number of employees in the field, effective Monday, March 30, 2020, Waste Management is postponing the performance of the following services, which are non-essential during this period of emergency:


  • Yard Waste Collection – grass clippings, brush, tree limbs, etc.
  • Any Waste Stream Outside of the Cart


When the Declarations of Emergency and social distancing recommendations have been eased and Waste Management’s work force returns to pre-pandemic levels, these services will be restarted.  Waste Management will provide notice when the service(s) will resume.

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