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Trash Companies Say: Think About Our Workers, Too

Waste management companies are asking residents to protect their workers, who are still on the job during the coronavirus emergency.

The trash companies are asking residents to wipe down trash and recycling cans, and to hose them out on a regular basis.

The companies are also reminding customers that trash should be put inside sealed and sturdy bags to reduce employees' exposure to things like used tissues and personal hygiene products.

Rumpke Waste and Recycling says in the last two weeks, they have noticed what they’re calling “a significant increase in material placed at the curb,” due to more people working from home, or being out of work altogether. They’re asking residents to continue scheduling bulk items for pick up rather than just leaving them curbside.