Waste collection companies adjust guidelines for Northeast Ohio residents amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Posted at 5:57 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 17:57:46-04

CLEVELAND — In an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19, some residential waste collection companies are changing their guidelines for residents.

The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District has implemented several changes in order to protect the health and safety of its workers, including the suspension of bulky waste collection, yard waste collection and household hazardous waster collection.

Cuyahoga County residents are asked to follow these guidelines:

  • Contain ALL waste and recyclables within the appropriate container or cart. Do not leave any waste outside of containers.
  • Hold any excess material for the following week if it does not fit in your container or cart.
  • Hold all bulky and special wastes until your city resumes these services, if suspended.
  • Check your city website for details or changes to your normal collection services.

Republic Services has notified all of its customers in Northeast Ohio that they need to adjust garbage collection for the health and safety of their employees.

Starting Monday, April 6, Republic Services will only collect trash under the following conditions:

  • Garbage is securely tied plastic garbage bags.
  • Any trash in containers or cans also needs to be in securely tied plastic garbage bags.
  • Bags must not exceed 50 pounds.
  • Republic Services will not collect loose trash or bulk items.

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