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Gwinnett County officials announced trash and recycling service will not be conducted on Monday, and will therefore be delayed one day for the remainder of the week.

Residents of unincorporated Gwinnett County will see their trash and recycling picked up one day later this week because of the winter storm that moved through the area on Sunday.

That is because no trash will be picked up on Monday due to anticipated unsafe road conditions on Gwinnett roads because of ice that is expected to form overnight. Anyone whose trash was scheduled to be picked up on Monday will instead have their trash and recycling picked up on Tuesday. That will result in each subsequent day's trash and recycling pickup schedule to also be delayed for the remainder of the week.

The weather related delays are expected to mean trash and recycling will be picked up from Tuesday until Saturday this week.

This comes as one of the county's solid waste haulers, Republic Services, had just resumed limited recycling pickup services following a temporary halt because of COVID cases among its workers. County officials said Republic officials should notify customers the night before their scheduled service to let them know if their recycling will be picked up the next day.

Republic has still not resumed yard waste and bulky item pickups.

Meanwhile, another hauler, Waste Management has paused yard waste and bulky items collections to focus on trash and recycling services.

I'm a Crawford Long baby who grew up in Marietta and eventually wandered to the University of Southern Mississippi for college. Earned a BA in journalism (double minor in political science and history). Previously worked in Florida and Clayton County.

(1) comment

WildcatBarry

That’s interesting given that they have not picked up recycling in 3+ weeks now. Taxpayers should be due a refund for that portion of the trash and recycling pick-up fees, especially since this appears to be a staffing issue.

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