Residential Curbside Recycling Put on Hold Due to Cold Weather

6 years 5 months 1 day ago Friday, January 03 2014 Jan 3, 2014 Friday, January 03, 2014 3:34:00 PM CST January 03, 2014 in News
By: Tori Chamberlain, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - Residential curbside refuse and recycling collection will NOT occur on Monday, January 6 and collections will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week.

Bitterly cold windchills of -20 to -30 degrees are forecast for Monday morning through mid-day, making working conditions very dangerous for people who work outdoors. The city says for the safety of its collection staff, it will not collect refuse or recycling on Monday, and plans to resume service on Tuesday, Janaury 7. This will cause a one day delay in curbside collections. Monday routes will be collected on Tuesday, Tuesday routes on Wednesday, and so-forth.

Commercial refuse and recycling collection will occur as usual on Monday as those collection staff members are primarily inside of vehicles.

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