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City's alley customers asked to leave carts out 1 more day

The following statement is from the city of Fort Wayne

Garbage and Recycling Update 8:30pm 2/6/14

Additional Delay for Wednesday Alley Customers

Residents Asked to Leave Carts out One More Day

Due to this week's storm that left nearly 10" of snow in some parts of the City, garbage and recycling trucks from Republic Services were not able to access many customers who place their carts in alleys. About 5000 households who normally have Wednesday collection, but were delayed to today because of the storm, were not picked-up today. The City and Republic are working to pick these customers up tomorrow and are asking that those customers leave their carts out for pick-up tomorrow.

Tonight, more than 30 snow plowing vehicles are working in alleys to clear the way for this collection. Private contractors and City Utilities staff members are working with the Street Department to make these alleys passable.

The schedule for the rest of the week….

Normal Thursday collection on Friday 2/7/14

Normal Friday collection on Saturday 2/8/14

The Solid Waste Department appreciates resident's understanding during this difficult winter.

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