Republic Services rolls back trash and recycling pickup time due to extreme heat

ROCKWALL, TX (July 5, 2022)  – Beginning Thursday, July 7, residents will need to have their trash and recycling out by 6 a.m. on their designated pickup days. 

This move will help protect Republic Services employees from the excessive heat later in the day. The previous time to have trash out was 7 a.m., and rolling back the time by one hour, allows crews to complete daily pickup and be off the road before temperatures rise into the triple digits. Heat exhaustion is a serious concern for workers on the garbage trucks during summer months, and this year we’ve already experienced hotter weather than in recent years. Some residents may consider putting trash out the night before to meet the 6 a.m. deadline. 

The pickup time will return to 7 a.m. on October 1, when temperatures begin cooling down again.

Submitted press release by the City of Rockwall. 

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