Streets Department Can’t Pick Up Your Trash Because It Is Cold

After all, we wouldn't want the trash men to shiver.

Does your job let you slack off because it’s cold outside? No? Sucker. You should be working for the Philadelphia Streets Department.

On Thursday morning, just two days after we told you about the Streets Department’s shortcomings with snow plowing, the Streets Department has announced that your trash pickup may be delayed because it is cold outside.

Here’s what the Streets Department had to say on its Facebook page:

Due to the extreme low temperatures and recent weather events, Sanitation collections will be delayed throughout the week. Residents should set out their trash and recycling on their regularly scheduled day and keep them at their normal pick up locations. If they are not picked up, we will collect the following day. We regret this inconvenience and thank citizens in advance for their patience and cooperation as crews navigate through dangerous cold weather.

Just for the record, the high in Philadelphia on Thursday is supposed to be 33 degrees. Cold, yes. But so cold that you can’t pick up the trash? Give me a break.