The City of Durham Solid Waste Management Department suspended curbside trash and recycling collections on Monday because of the continued icy conditions on many neighborhood streets.
Collections that were scheduled for Friday will now take place on Tuesday, Jan. 26, road conditions permitting, the city said.
Residents should also note that regular trash and recycling collections will also be delayed by two days for the entire week of January 25-29 (i.e. Monday customers to receive collections on Wednesday, Tuesday customers to receive collections on Thursday, Wednesday customers to receive collections on Friday, and Thursday customers to receive collections on Saturday).
In the event the department can collect more quickly than anticipated, residents are asked to leave their carts at the curb by 7 a.m. on their regular collection day.
Since collections for this week will focus on curbside trash and recycling, yard waste, bulky items, and exempt collections are suspended for all customers until next week on their regularly scheduled collection day. Exempt customers who have full carts and cannot wait until next week should contact Durham One Call at (919) 560-1200 and the department will attempt collection.
Orange County Solid Waste Management said Tuesday that the urban and rural curbside recycling collections for Tuesday were not completed because of the persistent icy road conditions.
The recycling collection drivers have been instructed to not travel roads they determine to be icy or unsafe. Many of the routes were deemed to be impassable.
Missed collections that are normally scheduled for Tuesday recycling will not have a makeup day.
Urban and rural curbside recycling routes for Monday, Jan. 25 were postponed, but will be made up on Saturday, Jan. 30.
In Chapel Hill, Monday trash collection was canceled, and will be made up on Wednesday, Jan. 27. Tuesday's trash collections are canceled, and will be made up on Thursday, Jan. 28.
Recycling will be collected on Saturday.
In Hillsborough, the Public Works Department plans to collect garbage for Friday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday routes on Wednesday, Jan. 27. It will operate all three garbage trucks that day.
The City of Burlington garbage and recycling was not collected on Friday because of the snow, and Friday's route was collected Monday.
Monday's regular garbage and recycling route will be collected Tuesday, Jan. 26th and Tuesday's route will be collected on Wednesday this week.
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