Weather events are inconvenient and thank you in advance for your understanding. To help residents better understand Waste Management's commitment to safety, a brief list of winter weather facts and tips on how you can help them service you better during winter months is included below.
It is important to understand the waste vehicles are different from passenger vehicles, weighing more than 38,000 pounds empty, and they do not handle the same in snow and icy conditions. Drivers make everyone's safety their number one priority; sometimes they cannot service a particular road or alley to protect everyone from potential injury or property damage.
Inclement weather affects all of us. Please take the time to ensure the area around your trash and recycling containers is clear of all snow and ice so we can continue to service you without interruption.
A few key tips to ensure prompt service:
• Shovel the ground clear of all snow and ice in front and on the sides of your container to allow driver suitable access to service your container.
• Salt around your containers to aid our drivers in maneuvering around your container safely.
• If your container resides in an alley, ensure the alley (including all points of entry) is cleared of snow - this is imperative for our drivers to have direct access to your container on your scheduled pick up day.
• If your container resides in a corral, ensure both the corral doors can swing open to their fullest capacity.