After the snow: Trash, recycling pickup info

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Thursday, January 12, 2017
Garbage cans in the snow in Chapel Hill

Last week, the question was: How much will it snow? This week, it's when will my trash be picked up?

Here's the latest information we have from cities and counties on sanitation and other pertinent information (Listed in alphabetical order).


Environmental Services

The Citizen's Convenience Center is open under normal operating hours. Solid waste and recycling will be collected Tuesday on a delayed schedule. Tuesday yard waste collection has been cancelled this week.

Leaf collection has also been cancelled this week and will resume next week on a new schedule as follows: Areas 1 and 2 will be picked up January 17-22, Area 3 will be picked up January 23-29 and Area 4 will be picked up January 30-February 5.


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Environmental Services

CLARIFICATION about Recycling Collection: If your recycling day is Thursday or Friday, please have your recycling out as normal.

Chapel Hill residents whose trash is collected on Mondays will be collected on Thursday, Jan. 12; Tuesday collections will be made on Friday, Jan. 13. Thursday and Friday yard waste collection is canceled this week.

If your normal recycling day is Thursday or Friday, please have your recycling out as normal. If your recycling day was Monday or Tuesday of this week, there is no make-up day.


Environmental Services

- Thursday, January 12 - Regular Tuesday customers will receive trash and recycling collections

- Friday, January 13 - Regular Wednesday customers will receive trash and recycling collections

- Saturday, January 14 - Regular Thursday customers will receive trash and recycling collections

Customers are asked to leave their carts on their curbs for collection in case the department doesn't finish the entire route because crews will return the next day. Since collections for this week will now focus on trash and recycling, exempt-service customers, as well as yard waste and bulky items collections, are suspended for all customers until next week on their regularly scheduled collection day.


Environmental Services

Residents who normally receive garbage service Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday should place their rollout carts at the street by 7 a.m. for collection on Wednesday. Any routes not collected tomorrow should be serviced Thursday. Crews also will collect bulk items this week if time allows, collecting any missed items next week. No leaf collection will be provided, and priority will be given to collecting garbage and bulk items over brush.


Environmental Services

Rural curbside recycling route normally scheduled for Monday will receive service on Saturday, Jan. 14. Urban (weekly) curbside recycling for Monday will not be made up. Curbside collection services scheduled for Tuesday - both Urban and Rural routes- will be canceled and not be made up.


If your garbage, recycling and yard waste is not collected on your regular scheduled collection day this week, leave the carts at the curb. Collection will take place the following day. Crews are prepared to work Saturday if need be.

The City will not issue fines or citations for leaving carts at the curb this week.


Environmental Services

The week's collection schedule will operate one day later than normal and extend into Saturday. So, for example, Monday's route will be collected Tuesday and Friday's route will be collected Saturday.

Yard waste collection of the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday routes will occur throughout the remainder of the week until all routes have been completed. In order to ensure that all neighborhoods are serviced properly, Wake Forest residents are urged to leave their normal yard waste at the curb. Please avoid placing items on or near mailboxes, utility boxes, utility poles or other fixed objects.

Bulk waste pickup that started Tuesday may take several days to complete.

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