As many of you might have noticed, major trash pickup delays have been occurring lately.
Since many of the trash trucks in the city double as snow plows in the winter, many of the trucks are now either awaiting repair, or have been scrapped due to the winter conditions the city has experienced over the past few years.
With many of the regular trash trucks out of commission currently, trash pickups have been extremely delayed in certain neighborhoods. For example, this South Philly resident reported an eight day delay in trash pickup:
While the delays are quite frustrating, the Streets Department released a statement saying that residents should continue putting their trash out on their scheduled trash days. More from the Streets Department’s statement:
Residents are asked to continue placing their trash out on the regular scheduled day at the normal location as delays are expected to continue for the next several weeks. Materials not collected on the scheduled day will be picked up the following day. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank residents for their cooperation. Streets Department crews are diligently working to ensure that trash is collected. Citizens can visit our website at www.philadelphiastreets.com to stay updated on trash and recycling collections. Also follow @PhilaStreets on Twitter and Facebook. In addition, residents can register their cell phones and e-mail addresses with the department at http://www.philadelphiastreets.com/customer-service/streets-alerts/ to receive real-time messages concerning departmental services, vital information and news.
Have you been experiencing trash pickup delays in your neighborhood?