UPDATE, Jan. 3, 4:45 p.m.: We’ve received some clarification on who exactly is affected by the trash pick-up delay, since things were somewhat complicated by New Year’s Day moving the schedule back. Basically if your normal trash day was Thursday, you have to wait until Thursday of next week for it to be picked up. So sayeth the Streets Dept. Twitter:
— Phila. Streets Dept. (@PhilaStreets) January 2, 2014
ORIGINAL: Apparently people are taking all of this Winter Storm Hercules stuff seriously. On Thursday afternoon, the City of Philadelphia announced that it would be suspending all trash and recycling collection until Saturday.
If you were expecting your trash to be picked up on Thursday and it hasn't been picked up yet, you have to
stash it in the ShopRite dumpster hold onto it until next Thursday (ew). Friday trash collection will occur this Saturday (in theory).
The Street Department explains that "Sanitation crews are performing double duty as plows will be mounted to Sanitation trucks to assist with snow fighting operations."
Meanwhile, predicted snow amounts due to Winter Storm Hercules have increased, with John Bolaris calling for as much as eight inches in Philadelphia.