North Ridgeville, Avon residents see changes in trash hauling due to coronavirus

NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio – Republic Services will no longer collect garden waste or bulk materials in North Ridgeville and Avon, at least temporarily, due to COVID-19.

The garbage truck recently sent a letter to residents announcing the tightening of regulations on the disposal and recycling of waste.

A representative from Republic Services said, “We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation to ensure we are doing what’s right for the health and safety of our employees, our customers, and the communities we serve. Safety is our number one priority and that is at the fore in every decision we make.

“While we work hard to ensure the highest quality customer service and minimal service disruptions, with the recent surge in household waste and the unique challenges we are facing, we must temporarily change our service offerings to keep your community clean and safe.”

Republic, along with other garbage trucks, has noted increasing contamination of recycling bins and bags. Recycle contamination occurs when materials are sorted into the wrong trash or when materials are not properly cleaned.

The changes to the rules of the republic are in effect until today (March 30). According to the republic:

· Only shopping cart contents are accepted

· The driver is not allowed to leave his vehicle to pick up waste outside the vehicle

· Collection of garden waste and bulk materials is suspended

· Alternative disposal methods may be used if recycling processing disruptions are disturbed or if recycling contamination increases

Another change for residents is the suspension of the city’s Simple Recycling program. Simple Recycling is a roadside clothing and homeware recycling company.

Republic commented, “The Republic Services team remains committed to you through this crisis. We value your business and wish you all the best in this difficult time. “

More information is available at www.RepublicServices.com and www.simplerecycling.com.

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