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posted Oct 11, 2013, 7:19 AM by lsna webmaster   [ updated Oct 11, 2013, 7:21 AM ]

Trash and re-cycling pickup will be one day late for the week of October 13th due to the Columbus Day holiday. If your regular trash day is Monday, it will be picked up on Tuesday, Tuesday's normal pickup will be on Wednesday.


If you put your trash out on the wrong day you risk receiving a fine from the city.


Also, effective October 1, 2013 there will be a new set-out time for trash and recycling collections citywide. Citizens are able to set-out their trash and recyclables as early as 5:00 PM on the evening before the day of collection from October 1 to March 31. From April 1 to September 30 the set-out time will return to 7:00 PM on the evening before the day of collection. The new regulation will ensure that citizens have the ability to set-out their trash during daylight hours throughout the entire year. This change was enabled by recent City Council legislation. 

Effective December 1, 2013 the regulations for setting out mattresses and box springs will also change by requiring residents to bag those items in mattress bags in order to be collected. This regulation change is being instituted to protect against the spread of bed bugs. 

Mattresses and box springs that are not properly bagged will not be collected nor accepted at our Sanitation Convenience Centers. Mattress bags are available at many retail stores and on-line. 

For more information, please visit www.philadelphiastreets.com

Please share this information with your fellow neighbors. Thank you. 

Sincerely, 
HEALTH & SAFETY COMMITTEE
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