City of Fort Wayne updates trash/recycling pickups for the week

UPDATE (June 17, 2022):

The City of Fort Wayne’s Solid Waste Department today provided an update on recycling collection.

Beginning Monday, June 20, recycling collection will resume for those on the B Week recycling schedule.

Residents are asked to set out their recycling the night before their usual collection day. A Week recycling will resume the following Monday, June 27.

The City apologizes for the inconvenience during this transition period and thanks the residents of Fort Wayne for their continued patience and understanding.

ORIGINAL STORY:

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The City of Fort Wayne has provided an update on solid waste services.

For this week, crews are focusing on garbage collection. At the beginning of the week, Red River crews were finishing garbage collections on Thursday and Friday routes and City of Fort Wayne crews were working on Monday routes.

Recycling won’t be collected this week. The City of Fort Wayne Solid Waste Department is hopeful that recycling collection will begin again next week with the B week recycling schedule. Residents may want to consider bringing their recycling bins in from the curb or alley until a regular rotation of collections can begin again.

The City issued the following:

Residents are asked to continue to set out garbage materials the night before their regularly scheduled day of pickup. We’ll do our best to provide the collection service as close to their regular day as possible. As often as possible, crews are collecting garbage on the evenings and on weekends.

The Solid Waste Department continues to do its best to assist Red River to maintain operational levels for garbage and recycling collection. We continue to utilize City staff to assist with the routes and misses that Red River is unable to service with their lower staffing levels and higher tonnage in recent weeks.

It’s likely that delays will continue until GFL Environmental USA takes over the collection service on July 1.

The City apologizes for the inconvenience during this transition period and thanks the residents of Fort Wayne for their continued patience and understanding.