Monday, July 29, 2013

Why did we change your collection day?

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The Division of Solid Waste Services and our collection contractors continually monitor the actual and the planned development of single family houses in the County to review load balancing of collection services. Determining routes, including the day of the week and the truck to be used for collection, is based on house count, house type (detached or townhouse), distance, and traffic patterns. Tweaking of routes that don’t affect day changes is transparent to residents.

However, occasionally we must change the day of collection services. This recently happened in Clarksburg, due to the rapid development there.

We do not take the changing of collection days lightly. Using maps, we work with the collection contractor to verify new route boundaries. Again, house count, house type, distance, and traffic patterns are reviewed. Once the new route is determined, we use maps and map data to identify individual houses that will be affected. From this, we create address lists. Then, our Collections team starts the process of notifying the residents.

If your day has changed, remember that all Montgomery County provided collection services will be moved to that new day.

Look up your collection day

-- Angie Braun, GIS Specialist

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