Extra Collections Begin Wednesday
Wednesday is the first day of additional materials pickup. Follow your collection schedule/calendar to know what day, what cart and what extras to put out. Eextra garbage can be set out in a tied bag on your garbage day and extra recyclables can be placed in an easy-to-empty container on your recycling day.
Why Wednesday? For homes that had missed collection over the past few weeks, Wednesday marks the first day where scheduled collection follows a missed scheduled collection day for the ‘same’ materials (a recycling day following a missed recycling day, or a garbage day following a missed garbage day, depending on your route). Only homes scheduled for a Wednesday collection will put their extras out on Wednesday.
Extra pickup will continue on Thursday for homes with a scheduled Thursday collection, then Friday and so on until every missed collection day has been accommodated.
Depending on the route, some homes missed both their scheduled recycling and garbage pickups on consecutive weeks. These homes will have additional pickup for two consecutive weeks (accommodating both their recycling and garbage on their matching recycling and garbage days).
Monday, January 10 and Tuesday, January 11 are regular pickup days, as homes on these routes have not missed a ‘same’ collection day, although it may seem like a long time between collections as it’s been 17 days since your last collection instead of the usual 14 days. The City follows an add-a-day schedule, and for every scheduled holiday, scheduled pickup is pushed back a day. There was no scheduled collection for Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day, so there was a three-day push in the schedule (this is the same process each year).
GARBAGE AND RECYCLING INFORMATION