Residential trash and recycling collection suspended

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Indianapolis - Although the city put forth a good faith effort to resume trash collection, the severe snow storm that resulted in additional accumulation received Tuesday evening has caused residential trash and recycling to be suspended. Collection will resume on Thursday, February 15 and all collections will be completed no later than Sunday, February 18.

All residents are encouraged to place their trash out for pick-up on Thursday, February 15. Crews will be running double routes to ensure all residential trash and recycling is collected by Sunday, February 18.

The Indianapolis Department of Public Works has been diligently working to combat the snow since Monday evening at 7 p.m. by pre-salting the city streets with a fleet of 82 snow plow trucks. As the snow began to accumulate, the trucks lowered their blades and focused their snow removal efforts on the city's primary roadways. In addition, 25 trash trucks were retrofitted with snow plows to assist with snow removal.

The private contractors were also called to action and added approximately 100 additional pieces of snow removal equipment to the city's arsenal. Private contractors have been navigating the streets and focusing their efforts on residential "feeder" streets - the main residential streets that carry neighborhoods to a major thoroughfare.

Crews will continue to work in 12-hour shifts to maintain the city's snow removal efforts by salting and plowing primary, secondary and residential roads.

The Mayor's Action Center is a vital neighborhood services tool for the city of Indianapolis. If residents have any questions regarding trash and recycling collections, they are encouraged to call the MAC at (317) 327-4622.

(DPW press release)