Neighbors are organizing and stacking trash on the curb.

While we sheltered at home during the coronavirus pandemic, at least we tried to be productive. We’ve cleaned out closets. We’ve gotten into the yard to trim trees and pull sad shrubbery. Empty nesters turned their kids’ bedrooms into Zoom-equipped home offices.

Now, the City of Dallas has a message for us all. Our trash is overwhelming.

“Brush and bulk trash collections are delayed in many areas of Dallas due to higher than usual set out volumes,” Dallas Sanitation’s Danielle McClelland said on Nextdoor. “Sanitation asks for the public’s patience as we work to keep up with the current increase in volumes. Residents should continue to follow the normal set-out schedule for their areas at this time.”

Dallas Code Compliance will temporarily suspend the issuance of bulk trash violations in affected areas, McClelland sai.

Find your collection schedule on the City’s sanitation page.

Dallas Sanitation Services just can’t keep up with the set-out volumes.


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