With the heat indices exceeding 100 degrees, many people are talking about the heat, and it's difficult for anyone who works outdoors. To reduce the potential for heat-related illness, the City sanitation crews will begin picking up trash at 7 a.m. for the remainder of the summer, an hour earlier than normal. The City is shifting to this Summer Heat schedule to help keep employees safe and out of the hottest part of the day.
The Summer Heat Schedule and 7 a.m. pick-up will impact all sanitation customers serviced by the City of Russell.
Our sanitation crews do an excellent job and are always in the weather pushing through to get the job done. It's physically demanding work hauling tons of trash from several hundred daily stops. We understand that not everyone will like the earlier pick-up time, which may cause some inconvenience, yet we can lessen our employee's risk of heat-related illness by starting an hour early.
Beginning July 11, 2022, customers should have their trash containers ready for pick-up by 7 a.m. We will continue with the heat schedule until Tuesday, September 6, 2022.
Don't hesitate to contact Street Superintendent Chadd Stevenson at 785.483.2190 or Rich Krause, Public Work Director, at 785.483.6311 if you have any questions.