Updated York City Collections – Week of February 1 St, 2021

The winter storm that began Sunday, January 31st has reignited and is expected to intensify late Monday afternoon into evening, February 1st.  Republic Services is closed and there are NO curbside collections in York City for Monday or Tuesday of this week.

Due to high winds that accompany this snow storm, please HOLD recyclables until your next regularly scheduled recycling day, the week of February 8th.

Trash Collections for the remainder of this week will be delayed by one day and customers may place up to double the normal bag limit.

At this time, NOTHING should be placed at pick up points until after 5 pm the evening before your next scheduled collection:

  • Monday/Thursday Area – Place trash at pick up point after 5 pm Thursday night for collection on Friday 2/5 (double bag limits)
  • Tuesday/Friday Area – Place trash at pick up point after 5 pm Friday night for collection on Saturday 2/6 (double bag limits)

For customers who had pre-scheduled large items for Monday or Tuesday of this week, those items will be picked up with normal trash on your next scheduled trash day this week.  Metal items that were pre-scheduled for the Tuesday metal truck will be collected on Wednesday, February 3rd.

York City refuse customers are asked to be patient and to make special efforts during winter’s harsh weather to properly prepare all items placed for collection.  Trash collection in good weather is a tough job.  Wind, rain, snow and ice present many additional challenges for collection crews, often resulting in sprains and similar injuries, frostbite and even worse. Additionally, collections in inclement weather will take longer and crews begin work as early as 6 a.m. and may be collecting as late as 6 p.m.

What You Can Do to Help…

  • Place all trash in securely tied, heavy-mil bags (Max. 32 gals & 40 pounds) or in tied bags placed inside trash cans with tight fitting lids (Max. 32 gals & 40 pounds).  (Note: no loose trash in cans)
  • With snow, it is recommended that customers use dark colored bags, so they are visible against snow covered ground.
  • Uncover and clear a path to all items.
  • In cases of heavy snow accumulation, place items on top of, or in front of snow piles directly along the collection route, so they are easily accessible by collection crews.
  • In case of wind, consider using just tied trash bags instead of placing bags into trash cans that may blow into the streets before or after being emptied.
  • Do not place unscheduled large-items or trash in excess of your bag limit.  They will not be collected.
  • Be sure all items are placed at the pick-up point by 6 a.m. the day of collection.  Crews begin at 6 a.m. and will not return for items that are set out late.

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