Gainesville seeks customers’ help to combat COVID-19 by bringing garbage curbside

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The Solid Waste division of the city of Gainesville Public Works Department is seeking the public’s help to further prevent the spread of COVID-19.

As a precautionary measure, and to continue providing Gainesville citizens an essential service, the city is asking customers to voluntarily bring their household garbage to the curb by no later than 7 a.m. on their designated pickup days. The city is requesting this voluntary measure begin Monday, March 23.

This practice will fall in line with social-distancing efforts, which will help the city protect both your family and Solid Waste employees by limiting the occurrences where staff has to enter your property.

“The health and safety of our community and our staff is our highest priority,” said Gainesville Public Works Director Chris Rotalsky. “We appreciate your help with these efforts to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Thank you for your understanding, patience and support.”

If you are unable to get your garbage to the curb, the city requests it be placed in an obvious location on your driveway, away from the home and visible from the street.

Please have all garbage enclosed in an appropriate plastic garbage bag and stored in a can, as usual.

To learn more about the city’s garbage pickup guidelines, visit gainesville.org/solid-waste.

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