With schools and businesses temporarily shutting down amid the coronavirus threat, and more people staying at home, Rockwall residents have begun to generate more garbage to be picked up each week. In fact, Republic Services reports a 30% increase in the volume of regular trash being picked up on a weekly basis. For that reason, the company has shifted the role of some drivers from brush pick up to help accommodate the increase in volume, and is now temporarily limiting the amount of bulk trash and brush each residence can put out for pick up. Volume, until further notice, is limited to 54 cubic feet, which is demonstrated by the picture below.
Leaves, grass clippings, and other yard waste must be placed at the front curb for collection with bulk trash and brush. Republic also asks that residents use trash bags for residential garbage for the safety of their workers. Bulk trash and brush collections will occur on Wednesdays of your zone’s designated week. Republic will resume the previous schedule and volume for bulk trash and brush pick up as soon as possible. Please check your schedule for your next bulk service: