Saturday, February 13, 2010

Trash collection cancelled until next week

The Feb. 10 blizzard that walloped Central Pennsylvania has caused Elizabethtown's waste hauler to cancel pick up of trash, including those that were scheduled for today.

And officially, the borough lifted the snow emergency at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11.

Penn Waste will collect double amounts of trash on the regular pick-up days during next week's collection, Feb. 17 to 19. The woody waste collection scheduled for today has been rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 20. 

Please check the Penn Waste website for more information. 

As one borough councilman, let me express my thanks to residents for their cooperation and patience during this weather event.


  1. Does the waste hauler have final say in cancellations or does the borough?

  2. I don't know, but I will check and get an answer for you.

  3. Here's what I learned about who has the final say for cancellation:

    We work with the hauler to be sure that the terms of the contract are met in the service we receive. In the case of last week’s cancellation, Penn Waste made the call. It was due to getting their trucks out on the roads in bad weather, but also trying to collect from narrow streets and their haulers climbing high snow banks to collect cans. We communicate regularly with Penn Waste and have a good relationship with them.


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