County Hauling Garbage Pickup COVID-19 Guidelines

UPDATED AS OF MARCH 20, 2020 at 12:00PM
At County Hauling, we strive to service our residents and communities in a timely and effective manner. Trash collection is considered an essential service by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and County Hauling intends to continue operations under normal hours and schedules. With the developing restrictions related to COVID-19 and the unknown impact that it may cause to our communities we would like to take a proactive approach to deal with the possible ramifications to your residents and our staff. We are working on developing contingency plans with the county health departments to determine the proper course of action to prevent further spread of the virus.
We will continue municipal & recycling collections as is, for now, but will be working closely with county officials. The following steps will be taken:
1) Only properly bagged trash will be collected. To protect the health and safety of our employees, we have reminded them that loose trash, while never acceptable, can be especially dangerous during a contagious outbreak. Please note that loose trash on roadways or lawns will be the responsibility of residents. LOOSE TRASH IN TRASH CANS OR OUTSIDE OF TRASH CANS NOT PLACED IN BAGS WILL NOT BE COLLECTED.
2) We will need to suspend bulk pick-ups. Given the larger amount of people home there is a significant increase in the amount of trash being produced. Our primary focus is on eliminating recurring trash within your community.
3) We will be suspending yard waste pick-ups until further notice.
4) The CDC has announced that the virus can stay on cardboard for up to 24 hours and plastic for up to 3 days. At
this time, we are discontinuing cardboard collection and should be placed in with the MSW trash IN BAG.
….ONLY IF THE VIRUS CONTINUES TO SPREAD OR ADVISED BY GOVERNMENT OFFCIALS:
5) Recycling collections at the curb will be eliminated if the virus growth rate in our region spikes and there is significant risk that recycling collections will cause a large risk to our drivers and put at risk infecting our entire staff. We are working with state officials to determine the appropriate path as it related to recycling. This would ultimately impact / impair our ability to collect MSW trash from residents. Maintaining trash collection is our goal for all of our communities and we will take whatever steps required to maintain this ability, including limiting other services.
….IN THE EVENT OF A BROAD INFECTION WITHIN YOUR COMMUNITY OR WITHIN OUR DRIVERS:
6) County Hauling will provide roll off containers for trash only at community centers or Borough buildings as chosen by your department. No bulk items, recycling or construction material will be accepted if roll-offs are deployed. Understand, this will be our final resort in the event a large majority of our staff becomes infected or a broad infection occurs within your community. ALL POTENTIAL OPTIONS WILL BE EXHAUSTED TO NOT HAVE INTERUPTIONS IN AT THE DOOR COLLECTIONS OF TRASH/ MSW AND WE WILL WORK WITH YOUR COMMUNITY TO TROUBLESHOOT THE BEST SOLUTION BASED UPON WHATEVER SITUATION ARISES.
Our Company’s goal is to always keep your community free from waste to help maintain the health, safety and welfare of your community. We will continue this mission to the maximum extent of our ability in order to prevent further spread of infection and disease during these challenging times. Expect continual, bi-weekly communications from us regarding staffing levels to ensure no lapse in coverage. We look forward to continuing to service your residents. We hope and pray for an expediated resolution to this pandemic. We will continue to update you as the situation evolves.

New Real Estate Tax Deadline

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Canonsburg Borough Council has voted at their March 30, 2020 virtual meeting to extend the deadline for real estate tax payments. The new due date is May 6, 2020 for discount, August 31st, 2020 at face.

To hear the recording of the March 30, 2020 meeting, please see the previous website post.

*NOTICE OF VIRTUAL MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF CANONSBURG*

Notice of Virtual Meeting of the Council of the Borough of Canonsburg

Notice is hereby given that Council for the Borough of Canonsburg, will hold a Virtual Meeting on Monday, March 30, 2020. The public is invited to participate in public comment regarding the agenda item of extending certain Borough Real Estate Tax payment deadlines which is in the best interests of the health, safety and welfare of the Borough residents in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The public is instructed to provide public comment on this agenda item via email to dlesnock@canonsburgboro.com or at 724-745-1800. These procedures are being implemented in light of the emergency declarations issued on March 6, 2020 by Governor Tom Wold and on March 16, 2020 by the Borough of Canonsburg and in order to participate safely in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. This advertisement serves as official notice that the Council may take action on an extension of deadlines regarding Borough Real Estate Taxes.

Email for public comment: dlesnock@canonsburgboro.com

March 30th, 2020 Virtual Meeting Agenda

UPDATED: Canonsburg Borough Business Operations

A global crisis has descended upon all of us. Things continue to progress daily with restrictions and updates concerning COVID-19 Pandemic. In this time of anxiety and confusion communication has never been more important.

The Borough of Canonsburg is taking preventive measures to help protect the health and safety of our community due to the concerns about the coronavirus. Currently, the Borough is following procedures set forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control. 

For more information please visit the PA Dept. of Health’s resources HERE.

Because of this, Borough Offices will be CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC until further notice.  Only authorized personnel will be allowed in the building.  

The Borough will continue essential daily functions; however, on-site staff will be reduced.  Staff will be checking emails and voice mail messages daily.  Please email, mail or call the Borough with your business needs. Business hours are Monday – Friday 8 am – 4 pm.   Please check our website for contact names, email addresses, forms and other information you may need. 

The Borough will not be issuing any building permits and will not be accepting any variance, subdivision, land development or zoning use applications to the Planning Commission or Zoning Hearing Board. 

The Public Works Department is on call only. They will come out for emergencies.

The Police Department will continue to be fully staffed.  Officers will continue to respond when a person’s safety or property are in immediate danger.  Non-emergency calls will be handled by phone as much as possible. If you encounter an emergency, please dial 911.

Parking Enforcement will be suspended until further notice. This move was taken to reduce interactions with the public and for everyone’s safety.  

Town Park equipment, facilities and pavilions will be temporarily closed until further notice. Town Park (open air spaces) will be open.

On behalf of Council, and the employees of the Borough of Canonsburg, thank you for your understanding and patience as we adapt to these rapidly changing circumstances.

Borough Closure

Due to the current situation involving Covid-19, Canonsburg Borough Offices will be closed. However, Borough employees will still be working from remote locations and available to assist the residents as needed. If you have an emergency please call 911. If you need to contact a Borough employee please contact the Borough Manager at 724-745-1800 ext. 4. If you have a public works emergency please contact the Public Works director at 724-350-1268. If you have code enforcement or zoning questions please contact the Code/Zoning Officer at 724-745-1800 Ext. 2. Canonsburg Borough is assessing the situation daily and we will re-open as soon as it is safe to do so.

 

Thank you and stay safe.

Please see the attached contingency plan for County Hauling.

Contingency plan_2020.03.20