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Solomon: Yard Waste Pickup Delayed 4-5 Days

Warwick City Hall
Warwick City Hall
Warwick City Hall.

WARWICK, RI Mayor Joseph J. Solomon is advising residents that yard waste pickup is presently delayed by four to five days due to the combined COVID-19 pandemic surge and Gov. Gina Raimondo’s two week “pause”of  pandemic precautions.

Alternatively, residents may drop off yard waste at the City’s compost station, at 111 Range Road; hours are Monday – Saturday, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

All essential City services are continuing uninterrupted, according to the Mayor’s office.

“Our crews are working overtime to get caught up, but unfortunately we’re dealing with a very challenging combination of circumstances: we’ve had a spike in COVID-19 cases, which means some departments are short-staffed; we’ve seen an increase in the amount of yard waste and bulky items for pickup as more people are working from home or quarantined, and they’re doing home improvement projects; and this is the season for yard clean-up,” said Solomon in a statement about the situation. “We’re asking people to be patient with yard waste pickup, as that is taking longer than usual. I’d like to thank our dedicated City employees, many of whom are putting themselves on the front lines of this pandemic, for making sure that these services continue.”

As part of Warwick’s COVID-19 control plan, public access to City buildings is available by appointment only. Residents are encouraged to use online resources.

Solomon asked that residents visit each City department’s web page for more information as well as online services available; department pages can be found by toggling over the “Government” tab on the menu bar at the top of the City’s home page.

The City is continuing to provide essential services, including public safety; sanitation, including trash, recycling, and yard waste pickup; wastewater treatment; the limited senior grab-and-go lunch program, and other critical City functions.

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