North End residents are just over a month in to the new trash collection schedule of Monday and Thursday mornings, altered from the previous schedule of Monday and Friday mornings. Consequently, the traditional Thursday street sweeping was moved to Friday.
There were a few goals behind this switch, explained by Superintendent of Waste Reduction Brian Coughlin to the Residents’ Association and Neighborhood Council in June. Having trash collected on Thursday would hopefully ease weekend delivery truck traffic on Friday. Trash trucks would not be competing with delivery trucks, and trash bags wouldn’t be taking up space along the curb.
The changes also meant that street sweeping would happen after trash pick-up, collecting any small items that got left behind on garbage day.
How’s the switch been going for you? Have you found Thursday trash pick-up to make more sense for your street / area of the neighborhood? Vote in our poll and add your comments in the section below.
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