Penn Waste collecting on 1-hour delay

Christopher Dornblaser

Penn Waste routes will be operating on a one-hour delay Wednesday, according to a post on Penn Waste's blog. For inaccessible areas, they will take double the normal volume on the next regularly scheduled collection day.

Those with stops in alleys should move trash and recyclables to the front of their homes, as many alleys are not plowed yet and are unsafe for collection vehicles.

Penn Waste reminds residential customers to use dark-colored trash bags as white bags blend in with snow; make sure there is a clear, safe path to trash and recycling; be mindful of children playing close to the streets as visibility might be impaired for drivers; slow down before going around trash or recycling trucks; and check for oncoming traffic in the opposite direction before passing.

Select commercial routes ran Tuesday, according to a release. Penn Waste urges people to clear away snow blocking dumpster access, plow a path to the dumpster, close the lid of the dumpster and to salt around corral pins of the dumpster to allow their crews to safely empty the dumpsters.

Penn Waste has provided an image to assist people in clearing paths to dumpsters during the snow.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at