COVINGTON - The City just received notice that its third party provider for trash collection services, Republic Services (previously known as CSI), has discontinued trash pick-up services today and plans to resume work pending weather conditions. Republic plans to resume services tomorrow morning and hopes to maintain its regular service schedule.
Property owners should expect trash pick up to occur up to 24 hours after regularly scheduled pick up until Republic is caught up. Therefore, property owners should place trash out at curbside on regular scheduled collection days no earlier than 6:00 pm the evening the day beforehand and leave it there until pick up occurs. If pick up does not occur within 24 hours after regularly scheduled service, contact 513-771-4200.
As of noon today, Republic reports that "After a good start this morning, the wind picked up which dropped the temperature and the snow is refreezing on the streets. [Republic] has suspended the residential service for the day to let the road road crews do their thing. Although the temperature will be cold, [Republic] will complete the rest of today's routes tomorrow and get all caught up in a couple of days."
Republic Services plans to send out an automated "Call All" to all of the customers whose phone numbers they possess to relate this message.
Call Republic Services 513-771 4200 or Department of Public Improvements 859 292 2292 with questions.
Solid Waste Coordinator Sheila Fields says "We want to thank the residents for their cooperation and patience during this unpredictable deviation from our regular service schedule. We hope to resume normal service as soon as possible and in the meantime hope that everyone stays safe and warm."
Please be reminded that trash should be set to curbside for the day of scheduled pick up no earlier than 6pm the evening before. All trash should be set out in authorized containers with lids.
For more information on Trash collection, visit our website:https://www.covingtonky.gov/residents/trash-recycling
Preparing for Snow Conditions
- Stock up on household items and medications
- Fill up on fuel oil or propane
- Bundle up and Dress in Layers
- Prepare your vehicle
- Travel safely
Although cell phones are great in an emergency, don't rely solely on them for your winter weather survival. Prepare ahead of time, don't travel unless necessary, and make sure people know where you are at all times.
Driving Safety Tips From Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC)
To view the priority snow route map for your county go tohttp://transportation.ky.gov/Maintenance/Pages/Snow-and-Ice-Priority-Maps.aspx
As KYTC and City crews have made preparations for clearing roadways, motorists should also be prepared for driving in snow and ice by following these tips:
Make sure your vehicle is sufficiently winterized - check the battery, antifreeze level, heater, defroster, wipers and windshield washer.
Check the forecast and call 511 or visit 511.ky.gov/winteractivities for the latest condition reports before traveling. You can also get traffic information for the District 6 counties atwww.facebook.com/KYTC.District6. Avoid nonessential travel if conditions are dangerous.
- Dress warmly for the weather -in layers of loose-fitting, lightweight clothing, in anticipation of unexpected emergencies.
- Try to keep your gas tank at least two-thirds full to prevent fuel line freezing and to prepare for possible lengthy delays on the roadway.
- Make sure a friend or relative is aware of your travel route.
- Carry a cell phone.
- Make sure your vehicle has an emergency care kit. It should include jumper cables, flares or reflectors, windshield washer fluid, an ice scraper, blankets, nonperishable food, a first aid kit, and traction material.
- Drive carefully. Allow plenty of time to get to your destination. Do not use cruise control.
- Give a wide berth to snow removal equipment - Stay at least 5 car lengths behind plow trucks.
- Remember that bridges, overpasses, exit and entrance ramps can be icy when other areas are not.
- Stopping in snow requires more braking distance than stopping on dry pavement - up to four times more distance. Make sure to put plenty of distance between yourself and the vehicle ahead.
- Be visible. Dull, cloudy days will cut down on visibility, so drive using low-beam headlights.
- Steering when skidding. Stay calm and ease your foot off the gas while carefully steering in the direction you want the front of your vehicle to go. With newer vehicles with VSC (Vehicle Stability Control) the advice is to let the system handle the skid and to steer where you want to go and not over steer.
If you don't do your job, you can inhibit our capability to do ours.
Most importantly always buckle up!