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Posted on: October 13, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Inclement Weather Plan - Republic Services Garbage Collection

MESSAGE FROM REPUBLIC SERVICES: Each year, Republic Services prepares for major winter storm events that may delay or disrupt service. Our priority will be garbage collection (essential services first, such as hospitals, then residential and commercial), followed by recycling and yard waste.
We will monitor the weather closely, and if snow or frozen rain is predicted, our supervisors will test-run the routes beginning at 1 a.m. At 3 a.m. we will make an initial go/no-go decision. We will contact the City by 5:30 a.m. with our initial decision.
Once the trucks are on the road we will continue to analyze road conditions for everyone’s safety, and we will make the final go/no-go decision at 6:30 a.m. Please know that the entire route – from our yard and throughout your city and to the transfer station and/or landfill– will be included in the safety determination.
Go decision: There may be some delays and even some impassible areas, but we anticipate that a go decision means that we will cover most routes that day. Each driver who has a concern about the safety of a route will consult with a supervisor about which neighborhood streets are safe to travel. The supervisor will determine go/no-go for each route.
No-go decision: We will also update our website and our phone message at customer service. Announcements will be sent to local news outlets. For those homes and business we were not able to collect, we will accept “doubles” the next collection day.
Prolonged weather event: If the region experiences a prolonged weather event, we will discuss options with the City of Monroe, including a staffed centralized garbage collection site as soon as possible after the roads are passable. We envision roll-off boxes, trucks and helpers for residents who can bring their garbage to us. If limited travel is possible during the prolonged event, the collection site could be established as soon as a location is identified. We will do our part to make the event run smoothly.

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