Brownstown Township to resume yard waste pickup on April 20

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Posted at 2:18 PM, Apr 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-19 14:29:41-04

BROWNSTOWN TWP. (WXYZ) — Yard waste pickup will resume on Monday, April 20, after services were temporarily halted due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on waste management workers.

Township Supervisor Andrew Linko made the announcement Sunday, adding that the suspension of bulk collection will remain in effect until further notice.

"We have been working closely with Waste Management, as their business has been impacted by employees testing positive, and increased waste volumes as a result of the 'Stay at Home' order," Linko said in a statement.

The township's waste management department will continue to work and assist businesses and residents, with limited services, Linko said.

As the pandemic continues to impact the state, Linko said that no one can predict how long this health crisis will continue, which means there may be further service disruptions. Officials will continue to keep residents and businesses informed of changes as they occur.

Additionally, the township noted that the drop off of recyclables will continue at the township office, 21313 Telegraph Road, on the south side of the building. Residents must remember to cut boxes down and lay them flat in the dumpster, and not to leave anything outside of the dumpster if it's full.

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