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Garbage Collection Resumes in Buffalo

By Eileen Buckley

Buffalo, NY – The City of Buffalo resumed regular garbage collection Monday after digging out from record snow fall amounts.

Buffalo residents will no doubt have a lot of garbage piled high. For some, it hasn't been collected since December 26th due to the snow storm.

"Every day, what ever your normal garbage day is, we are asking you to put that out," mayoral spokesman Matt Brown said. "And we'll make sure that we get it on your regular garbage day."

Brown says the city will run two garbage pick up shifts this week to make sure all the trash is collected.

"We know that there's a lot of garbage out there and the residents have been very cooperative in helping us to hold the garbage so we could remove the snow," he said. "So now we are asking them to place it on their regular garbage day, and we will get it."

City residents are urged to clear snow off their garbage totes. The totes and other trash, including Christmas trees, should be placed as close to the curb as possible, but not on the high snow piles or in the street.

Recycling, however, will not be part of the garbage collection this week.

"Residents were a bit unsettled about the accumulations of trash. We understand that. But I think for the large part, residents have been very, very helpful, very, very cooperative," Brown said. "Obviously it's clear the snow first, pick up the garbage and then grab the recyclables."

City of Buffalo recycling collections will resume next Monday, January 14th.