Refuse Collection Service In Snow — Help Them Help You
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.