Monday, August 28, 2017

Labor Day - Trash Collection

Labor Day Service

As we approach the Labor Day Holiday, I wanted to send out a reminder that we do have a Holiday Schedule Change coming up for the week of 09/04/2017 in honor of Labor Day. Due to the holiday we will be collecting trash and recycle one day later than normal for all communities. Your normal collection schedule will resume the following week.

Please put trash totes/carts out for service one day later than usual. Remember to position your cart four feet from any other objects, including fences, mailboxes and other carts, so that we can service it safely.

Safety is critical to Waste Management every day of the year. The holiday is a good time to remind children to give our trucks plenty of space to operate. Encourage kids to watch safely from the front step. Help them understand what it means to stay 15 feet from a truck.

Please remind children never to try to touch a working trash truck, even if it’s stopped. They should never try to add something to a cart while it’s being serviced. If a ball (or pet!) disappears under the truck, they should not chase it. Get the driver’s attention and wait until the driver indicates it is safe to approach the truck.

Need an idea for indoor activities this weekend? Check out our step-by-step instructions for creating your own Garbage Truck costume. Download the activity book too! Or create your own recycling-themed flexagon for addictive family fun.

Thank you for sharing these safety tips with your kids and neighbors. We wish you a safe and pleasant holiday weekend!