City of Walla Walla Residential Garbage and Recycling Services for Christmas and New Year's Delayed One Day for Holiday Observances
Sudbury Landfill will also be closed Christmas and New Year's Day.
The City's Solid Waste Division will not collect residential garbage on Thursday, December 25, and Thursday, January 1, in observance of the Christmas and New Year's Day holidays. BDI will not pick up residential recycling on Christmas or New Year's Day as well. Service of commercial garbage accounts by the city crew will not take place on December 25, but will occur as normal on January 1; commercial accounts from December 25 will be serviced on December 26.
Customers on the Thursday residential collection route will need to have their garbage and recycling containers out the next morning (Friday) by 7:00 a.m. for pickup both weeks during the holiday service schedule.
• Thursday, December 25 garbage will be collected on Friday, December 26
• Thursday, December 25 recycling for B Week will be collected on Friday, December 26
New Year's Day
• Thursday, January 1 garbage will be collected on Friday, January 2
• Thursday, January 1 recycling for A Week will be collected on Friday, January 2
Sudbury Landfill will also be closed on Thursday, December 25 and Thursday, January 1 in observance of the holidays. The landfill will return to normal winter hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday following each of the holiday closures. Please visit the city's website for a complete listing of hours and holiday closures for Sudbury Landfill. www.wallawallawa.gov/depts/publicworks/solidwaste/landfill
The traffic signal at Third Avenue and Poplar Street will be shut down starting December 17 until December 22 while installation of a new electrical cabinet occurs. Portable signs will be in place during this time.
For additional information, please contact the Street Division at.
The Sudbury Landfill will implement "Winter Hours" for its operations beginning November 3, 2014. The new operating hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. starting Monday, November 3, 2014, through Saturday, February 28, 2015. Regular operating hours of 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. will resume on Monday, March 2, 2015 and run until November. The Landfill will continue to be open Monday through Saturday year round.
The switch to Winter Hours will coincide with the end of Daylight Savings Time and shorter daylight hours. The combination of darkness and inclement weather can pose a safety risk for both customers and staff.
"Safety is our number one concern for both customers and staff at the Sudbury Landfill. We feel switching to Winter Hours will help us maintain that focus while having minimal impact on the customers' ability to use the facility during the winter months based on feedback from the public," said Damon Taam, Solid Waste Manager for the City of Walla Walla.
The idea of Winter Hours was introduced in a survey of customers in the fall of 2013; 90% of respondents indicated that switching to a Winter Hours schedule was acceptable. The survey results also showed that reported usage of the landfill decreases dramatically during the winter months and a subsequent analysis of annual customer transactions confirmed that usage drops by nearly 60% during the winter months and particularly so after 4:00 p.m.
More information on the Sudbury Landfill can be found at www.wallawallawa.gov/depts/publicworks/solidwaste.