The city of Yakima Refuse Division is trying to maintain its regular schedules, but acknowledges garbage collection could be suspended if a street is considered unsafe due to snow or icy conditions.

The city of Yakima sent out a press release asking all customers for a little winter weather garbage maintenance to better help them help the rest of us.

Here's what they are looking for:

  • Make sure garbage carts are accessible and clear of all snow and ice at the curbside
  • Keep a 36-inch-wide path around the carts to enable equipment to safely pick them up
  • If your cart is not collected on the normal pick-up day, leave it so it can be collected later
  • Do not jam garbage into carts
  • If you live on steep terrain, please bag your garbage.  Operators may need to drive a smaller refuse vehicle to retrieve garbage. Having it bagged allows operators to remove refuse from a cart in a safe and timely manner
  • Maintain clearance and access around dumpsters
  • Avoid parking on the street on collection days to ensure access to your garbage cart.

For more information, call 575-6005.