TRASH PICK UP
Based on our
conversation regarding the current pandemic that is affecting the nation, I wanted to confirm the following items that we
discussed and that Republic Services will enact. They are as follows:
- Bulk/Large Item Collection Service
- Republic will suspend the collection of bulk/large
items in the Village.
- Republic is asking residents with these items to hold off on placing these items
out for collection until Republic resumes the collection of these items
- Bag It Before You Trash It
- Republic is asking
residents to please bag their trash prior to placing their trash into their trash can or cart. This will
prevent loose debris from blowing out of the truck during collection. In addition, this will reduce exposure to
items of potential concern.
- Trash weights and volumes
- With everyone staying home, we are seeing an increase in the
volume of materials placed out for collection
- Republic will continue to provide collection service
although collection may run a little slower than normal as a result of the increased volumes and weights
Our main goal at this point is the safety of everyone including your residents
and our employees. While we all play a critical role in ensuring that service is delivered, we also play an equally
important role in reducing practicing social distancing as well as exposure to COVID-19.
That said, these asks are not easy ones but they are essential in order to preserve and maintain our essential services
to the community.
Per your request, I have also included the following prepared information
for distribution (if you should choose to use it):
Republic will not service
any trash outside of the cart as we are trying to limit our exposure to our drivers during this time. In order to best
protect and limit the exposure to our employees, the bulk / large item will be suspended until further notice. Republic
is asking that residents practice Bag It Before You Trash It. Please make sure that trash is properly bagged prior to
placing it in your cart for collection.
Republic Services’ appreciates your support and understanding as we know everyone is working hard to prevent exposure
during this pandemic.
number one priority is the safety of our employees, customers, and the communities we serve.
I would ask that
you provide a confirmation on the above items as soon as possible.
As always, please
feel free to contact me if you need anything else or have any questions. I appreciate your cooperation and understanding.
Municipal Services Manager