Sanitation workers will no longer pick up garbage cans at people’s doorsteps starting January 11, and residents will be required to bring their trash to curb.
The town hopes the change will save thousands of dollars in workers compensation and disability claims from sanitation workers who injure themselves while hauling trash from yards and garages.
The town is also consolidating trash routes and will charging commercial properties for collection.
The merged routes will mean trash may be picked up on different days for some. Garbage will still be picked up twice a week, town officials said.
Read more about this in The Journal News.
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