Because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Federal and State Declarations of Emergency have been issued that recommend non-essential employees shelter in place. Because of this directive, Waste Management has significantly reduced its “field” work force and is focusing on the performance of essential services. In this case, because of its importance to the health and safety of our society, municipal solid waste collection and disposal has been deemed an “essential service” in most instances. As such, Waste Management’s employees dedicated to collecting and disposing of trash and recycling are in the field continuing to perform this critical function with some duty modifications.
Effective Monday, March 30, 2020, Waste Management personnel will not collect any waste stream articles (household trash and recycling materials) that are placed outside the containers. Currently, residents may still take these “overflow” materials to the container sites at 7427 Camden Road or 4759 Black Bridge Road. This change does not affect our Back Door Service residents. Services will be re-evaluated when the Declarations of Emergency and social distancing recommendations have been eased.