No Recycling Collection and No Street Cleaning on Monday, October 8; City Government Offices Open
Posted on 10/05/2012 1:37 pm
Although City government offices will be open on Columbus Day, Monday, October 8, the City’s sanitation crews will be observing the day as a holiday; as a result, recyclables will not be collected Monday east of I-95 as normally scheduled. Instead, the collection of recyclables will be delayed one day city-wide (Tuesday east of I-95 and Wednesday west of I-95).
The City of Wilmington’s 2012 Trash/Recycling Collection Schedule is available on the City website: www.WilmingtonDE.gov/docs/243/2012-Trash-Recycling-Schedule.pdf. Citizens who do not have access to a computer to download the schedule can call the City’s Constituent Services Office at (302) 576-2489 and receive a copy by mail. If you have family and friends without computer access, please share this information with them.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the one-day delay in collecting recyclables.
UPDATE: Street cleaning crews will also not be working on Monday, so citizens do not have to move their vehicles from street cleaning zones.
In 2011, the City’s non-union employees wererequired to relinquish two holidays—Lincoln’s Birthday and Columbus Day— in an effort to increase productivity across the City. AFSCME Local 1102 (the union representing the City’s white collar employees) agreed to the elimination of the two holidays, but AFSCME Local 320 (the union representing public works and parks and recreation employees, including sanitation crews) decided to continue observing Lincoln’s Birthday and Columbus Day as holidays; as a result, members of Local 320 will be off on Monday while other City government functions and services will continue as normally planned.