Keep it on the curb

City staff announced this morning that, due to the winter-weather conditions, some garbage- and recycling-collection operations might be delayed today.

But don’t cart that bin back to the house just yet: Residents are requested to leave both trash and recycling receptacles curbside, as collection crews, even if delayed, will still be arriving as conditions improve.

For more information, call 251-1122.

— Jon Elliston, managing editor

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An Asheville-based mountain journalist: Former Mountain Xpress managing editor. Investigations and open government editor at Carolina Public Press. Senior contributing editor at WNC magazine.

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2 thoughts on “Keep it on the curb

  1. Jon Elliston

    The city sent an update Thursday morning with similar instructions. Here’s the text of that message:

    For Immediate Release
    February 28, 2008
    Contact: Wendy Simmons
    Phone: 259-5857

    WINTER WEATHER DELAYS GARBAGE AND RECYCLING COLLECTION

    Winter weather conditions have delayed garbage and recycling collection today, Thursday, February 28, 2008. Sanitation crews are operating on a delayed schedule this morning due to the slippery road conditions. If road conditions do not improve throughout the day, residents are requested to leave their trash out at curbside for crews to collect as soon as road conditions improve. Brush collection and leaf collection will be on hold as well until weather conditions improve.

    Curbside Management, the City’s recycling contractor will also be operating on a delayed schedule. Recycling customers scheduled for pickup today, are requested to place their recyclables out today. In the event, that they are not collected today, they will be collected as soon as road conditions improve.

    For further information contact the City of Asheville at 251-1122.

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