Typically when there is a holiday on a Monday, trash pickup is delayed by a day. But this week, trash pickup happened as usual, starting on Monday in Wenham and moving on to Hamilton on Wednesday. That was despite the town-issued trash calendar in Hamilton that said pickup would be delayed by a day this week.
"There was a mix up," said Allison Jenkins, administrative assistant to the Hamilton Department of Public Works.
The solution, she said, will be that for any residents who normally have trash pickup on Wednesday, the town's trash contractor, Hiltz Disposal, will pick up Wednesday and Thursday.
And again, anyone with pickup typically on Thursday, Hiltz will pick up on Thursday and Friday.
For those with Friday pickup, Hiltz will pick up Friday and Saturday, Jenkins said.
Everyone should just have their trash (in a town-issued bag), recycling and organics out by 7 a.m. on their pickup day.
And what happened this week will not happen again, Jenkins said. When there is a holiday on a Monday, pickup will always be delayed by a day.
The first of two curbside leaf collection dates is also on Saturday.