City Issues Garbage Collection Safety Reminder


For Immediate Release

Contact Information
Helen Zoellner
Public Relations Manager
441-292-1234 ext.204

City Issues Garbage Collection Safety Reminder

Hamilton – April 17th, 2024

The City of Hamilton wishes to issue an advisory to motorists to be mindful of garbage trucks while they are collecting refuse from around the City and to adhere to the rule to stay back at least 20 feet while the trucks are in operation.

City CEO Dwayne Caines stated, “The safety of the public as well as our City workers is paramount during collection times. We are asking motorists that, should they notice individuals engaged in work on our streets, to please be mindful. Let's acknowledge the efforts of all workers who brave potential risks in our public spaces, whether they're City employees, government work crews, or private contractors. Ensuring safety is crucial for everyone involved.”

Mr. Caines added: “There needs to be ample room behind the trash trucks so that the operators can access the truck’s hopper, especially when handling the wheelie bins and bulkier items. Garbage is collected from the City streets in any and all weather as well as during the hours of darkness, so we want the public to be especially vigilant and use caution when approaching the trucks. There are some instances when trucks are out on the road during heavy traffic times. This is usually unforeseen, so we ask the public to exercise patience and understanding during these times as the operators may be traversing the street to collect refuse.”

The City thanks the public for their cooperation with the collection of City refuse and encourages citizens to adhere to the City’s Garbage Collection Schedule in an effort to keep the sidewalks free and clear of unsightly litter.

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