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Republic Services notified several West Life communities late last week that it was suspending bulk and yard waste pickup until further notice. Trash and recycling will continue as scheduled. The change went into effect Monday for Avon, Bay Village, Fairview Park, North Olmsted, North Ridgeville and Sheffield Village.

Sheffield Lake Service Superintendent Pat Hastings said the city had not received a letter or call from Republic, which also provides service there.

In a letter, Republic said its decision was made in the face of COVID-19 spread and the desire to keep employees and residents as safe as possible. The move will allow employees to remain in their trucks. They use automated hydraulic arms to lift garbage cans while collecting regular trash and recyclables.

In these unique times, it makes sense,” said Fairview Park City Council President Mike Kilbane. “These are unique circumstances. It sounds like Republic is doing what it can to keep their employees safe. Our residents should be mindful of the circumstances and if they have waste from something like a home project, they should find a place to store it until it can be picked up.”

North Olmsted Safety-Service Director Don Glaumer said, “Well, we would have liked to see it continue. In these times we certainly don’t want anybody to get sick. The safety of our residents and the workers is paramount. They’ve told us they will make it up as soon as they can.”

Below is information obtained from city websites and/or city officials as of Friday afternoon. Check city websites or call city halls for any changes.

Simple Recycling, which provides orange recycle bags to many communities in the Cleveland market, has temporarily suspended operations in line with Gov. Mike DeWine’s stay-at-home orders.

Avon

Republic Services has suspended bulk and yard waste pickup until further notice. Trash and recycling will continue as scheduled.

Avon Lake

Kimble Recycling and Disposal Co. provides service. All services are running as scheduled. Any changes will be posted on its website, www.kimblecompanies.com.

Bay Village

Trash and recycling pickups are continuing as scheduled, including for bulk/yard waste.

Fairview Park

Republic Services suspended bulk and yard waste pickup until further notice. Trash and recycling will continue as scheduled.

North Olmsted

Republic Services suspended bulk and yard waste pickup until further notice. Trash and recycling will continue as scheduled.

North Ridgeville

Republic Services suspended bulk and yard waste pickup until further notice. Trash and recycling will continue as scheduled.

Rocky River

Refuse and recycling collection will continue as usual, along with bulk and yard waste pickups.

Sheffield Lake

Republic Services is maintaining its regular schedule.

Sheffield Village

Republic Services suspended bulk and yard waste pickup until further notice. Trash and recycling will continue as scheduled.

Westlake

Rumpke Services is maintaining regular service.

Contact freelance writer Michele Murphy at avonlakemurphy@gmail.com.

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