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Trash collections delayed by Monday’s public holiday

Trash-collection schedules will be impacted by the public holiday on Monday, September 19 (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Trash collection dates next week will be affected by the public holiday on Monday to coincide with the funeral of the Queen, the Ministry of Public Works has said.

Household waste which would normally be collected on that day will now be picked up on Tuesday, September 20.

All garbage collection during the week beginning on September 19 will follow a “rollover schedule”, with Tuesday’s garbage collected on Wednesday, Wednesday’s collected on Thursday, Thursday’s collected on Friday and Friday’s collected on Saturday.

The City of Hamilton announced that garbage collection for only bars and restaurants would take place on the day of the public holiday.

Normal trash collection will resume for everyone the following day.

A spokeswoman for the City of Hamilton said: “All garbage should be placed on the sidewalks or designated garbage areas by the times indicated in the refuse collection schedule.

“Please do not place garbage out for collection unless a collection is scheduled for that day.”

Recycling collection will not be impacted by the public holiday.

The schedule will remain the same with West End recycling collected on Thursday, September 22 and East End reusables picked up on Friday, September 23.

The Tynes Bay public drop-off will be open during the public holiday from 9am to 12pm.

The Ministry of Public Works also urged people to trim hedges and trees where necessary to allow easy access for waste-collection vehicles.

A spokesman said: “The ministry also takes this opportunity to advise that given the recent rainy spell, many trees and hedges have grown rapidly, thereby creating an impediment to waste-collection vehicles in the course of their duties, which in turn increases the risk of injury to the collection crews operating waste trucks.

“As a result, those areas where necessary tree and hedge trimming is not undertaken may experience disruption of waste-collection services since the larger vehicles are not able to safely traverse the respective zones.”

People unsure if their trees need trimming have been asked to contact the Marsh Folly Waste Collection section on 292-1517.

Further information about waste and recycling in Bermuda can be found at the www.gov.bm/garbage-and-recycling site.

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Published September 15, 2022 at 7:41 am (Updated September 15, 2022 at 7:41 am)

Trash collections delayed by Monday’s public holiday

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