Winter Safety Tips for Residential Customers
Winter weather creates unique challenges for waste collection workers and customers. Freezing temperatures, snow piles, and reduced visibility can all create potentially hazardous situations.
This winter, Millennium Waste Incorporated reminds residential waste and recycling customers of a few simple tips to increase safety and enhance on-time, efficient collection services.
Keep Carts Accessible
Millennium drivers navigate hundreds of neighborhoods each day. To help keep them on schedule for all customers, make sure your garbage or recycling cart is not obstructed and can be picked up safely. Carts should be 2 feet from the curb and 5 feet from other objects. Leave 3 feet between your garbage and recycling carts.
Report damaged collection carts to Millennium Waste to get a replacement. Damaged carts are a hazard to the customer and Millennium Waste employees.
And remember, even though collection is frequently at the same time each day, changing weather or route conditions can result in pickup later than usual so keep the area obstruction free until pickup has taken place.
Keep Cart Lids Closed
In the winter, collection carts left open can accumulate snow and freeze garbage in the container making pickup difficult and the container overweight. The best solution? Keep your cart closed. Millennium asks that you also bag garbage before putting it in the container so it is more manageable and doesn’t blow away during pickup.
Stay Safe on the Road
When you encounter a waste or recycling truck, slow down and watch for Millennium workers who may be getting on or off the vehicle. Give the collection truck space and avoid distractions.
At Millennium Waste, we strive to assure complete safety of our employees, our customers, and the public in all of our operations. Protection from accident or injury is paramount in all we do.