Abington Public Works Director Ed Micciolo said in a presentation this week that the township will likely be heading toward trash pickup five days a week.
Micciolo, giving a presentation at the public works committee meeting, said having trash picked up every weekday rather than four times a week will be more efficient, reducing daily collection routes.
The changeover would happen April 15.
Right now, every resident puts his or her paper waste — the gray bin — out on Monday and has his or her trash and recyclables out on the neighborhood’s designated trash day.
Under the new plan, residents would have trash, paper, recyclables and yard waste picked up on the same day — their neighborhood’s designated trash day.
Different trucks would pick up each bin, and those trucks would come at different times in the day. Some residents’ trash days would change; Micciolo said the public works department will send out letters and put hangers on trash bins about two weeks prior to the change, letting residents know when to take out their trash.
Micciolo said some residents become irritated when there are back-to-back Monday holidays — meaning paper isn’t picked up for three weeks. The new system would remedy that.
If a resident’s trash pickup falls on a holiday, the resident should put his or her trash out the following business day.
To see the trash schedule, check out the attached pdf, or visit www.abington.org/refuse/collection_day.pdf