Trash and Recycling Collections Impacted; Citizens Must Place Collections Curb Side

Philadelphia – The Streets Department is preparing for the next snow
event expected to begin around 6:00 AM on Monday morning, announced
Streets Commissioner David J. Perri. Rain is expected overnight
tonight prior to changing to snow just in time for the morning rush
hour. The Streets Department will deploy 230 pieces of equipment at the
height of the storm. Crews will deploy
at 3:30 AM to begin treating roads. Primary, secondary and hilly streets
will be treated and plowed throughout the event. The snow is expected
to fall heavily at times throughout the day and end in the afternoon.
Total snow accumulation of between 4-inches to 6-inches is anticipated.

The forecasted snow accumulation requires trash and
recycling collections in rear driveways to be suspended for the week of
February 3
. Citizens must set their collections out on their regularly
scheduled collection day at curb side this week. We ask resident for
patience as crews navigate through the snow.

Citizens are urged to employ the following tips for successful snow and ice management:
· Allow extra time while driving and maintain safe driving distances.
· Apply commercial de-icer to your stairs and sidewalks early.
· A clear sidewalk path of at least 36” wide is required within
6 hours of the end of a storm. For owners of properties located on
corners, the path should extend to the curb cuts to assist pedestrians
and wheelchair users.
· Do not place snow in the street as
it can create unsafe driving conditions and hamper operations when
salting and plowing streets. Place all shoveled snow against your
property wall or between parked cars.
· Check on your elderly neighbors and family.
· Use caution when navigating over bridges and overpasses where slippery spots may develop.
· Remove ice and snow from car…