COVID-19: Trash Collection Updates

Republic Services – Collection Updates
Date: March 17, 2020 at 12:14:44 PM EDT

Republic Services is committed to continuing the collection of household waste and has established plans for business continuity designed to continue business operations, or to resume them as soon as possible, following a natural disaster, strike, pandemic or other disruptive event. Waste collection is an essential public health function, and we are prepared to continue taking the necessary steps to ensure we have sufficient personnel to safely collect and manage residential waste. Effective today, we are implementing temporary preventative measures to ensure the health and safety of our workforce:

1. Cart Content Only. We will only collect waste inside the recycling or waste container. Bagged waste set on top of or next to containers will not be collected.
2. Bulk Collection Suspended. Individual and community bulk collection events are hereby suspended. We will continue to reevaluate conditions, and will honor all contractual obligations at a future date.

Our goal is to limit driver activity outside of the truck. Customer notifications will occur this afternoon, including call blasts, Republic Services app updates, website updates, and updating our Customer Resource Centers.

Thank you for your patience and understanding, and for being a valuable Republic Services’ customer.