What if I Missed the Regular Recycling Pickup This Week?

Trash and recycling pickup went on as scheduled this week, even though Veterans Day on Monday was a holiday.

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.

Nancy November 15, 2012 at 03:36 PM
Too late for me to get word to get recycling out. Thanks. A little more notice would have been good. I saw them yesterday so figured that we missed and was shocked to see them today. Too late. We have a full barrel of recycling and no place to put more for or keep it for next week. What do we do? Throw it out in the trash instead??
Mary November 15, 2012 at 05:29 PM
And what about the Wenham residents that thought they too were on the holiday schedule? Is Hiltz going to circle back to Wenham to get the trash that wasn't picked up because of the confusion?? Shameful that there's been two incidents regarding trash pickup lately, that if the proper word had gotten out on time, or towns would just stick to the policy in place, we wouldn't have all this confusion.


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