Effective Monday, May 11th, MDC Environmental will resume collection of bulk items and cardboard boxes, etc. MDC continues to request that households with active Covid-19 cases bag and dispose of all of their recyclables in the trash. All other services remain in place as normal. For additional information please visit https://www.mdces.com/.
Please visit https://www.mdces.com/ for current updates regarding trash and recycling pickup. The following is effective immediately:
In order to protect the health and welfare of our employees along with keeping our customers and public safe, effective March 23, 2020 we are temporarily making the following collection changes until further notice.
All trash/refuse and recycling must be placed in a company designated cart, a can with handles, or bagged. Loose unconstrained items will not be collected. More specifically:
-All bulk item/construction debris collection is suspended until further notice.
-All white good/e-waste collection is suspended until further notice.
-We are requesting a change in recycling procedures only for those households where a member has tested positive for Covid-19 or is showing symptoms. In those cases, we would ask that all of their materials be bagged and thrown in the garbage, including those items that would normally be recyclable. During the processing of the recyclables, there’s still a lot of physical contact between our workers and the materials. We want to limit our employee’s potential exposures as much as we can.
At this time, yard waste service is unaffected by the changes; however, we do anticipate potential changes to yard waste and recycling programs also.
In order to limit the drivers physical interaction with refuse and other possible sources of contamination, effective immediately, MDC will no longer collect bulk items at the curb. We are making this temporary change out of an abundance of caution. We are also requesting that all trash be secured in plastic bags (not placed loose in cans.)
FEMA has declared MDC Environmental Services as “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers”, so they will continue to collect garbage.