Mayor Michael Nutter has declared a snow emergency for Philadelphia (effective at 10 p.m.) as Streets Department crews are once again dispatched with plows.
Despite the fact that this is a holiday, the city of Philadelphia will have trash and recycling collection today — a change made in light of last week’s nor’easter.
Sanitation crews in Montgomery County continued to work overtime on Monday in an effort to keep up with the collection of trash and limb and leaf collection.
Mayor Nutter has nixed a bill that would have given tax rebates to condo residents because they don’t use city tax collection.
A state legislative committee is deciding whether to recommend mandatory trash collection on a statewide basis in Pennsylvania. The broader problem is how to stop illegal trash dumping.
Greenlee says the inspectors should try to make sure the trash actually belongs to the homeowner who is being ticketed.
Having already struck a deal to combine their trash collection, three towns in South Jersey, along with a fourth, turn their sights on trash disposal.
Mayor Nutter made the rounds and lent a helping hand in several neighborhoods as Philadelphia spent Monday digging out. He also made it a point to remind residents of the city’s new shoveling law.
In an effort to keep roads safe for commuters, trash collection on Monday will be suspended while sanitation vehicles help with snow-plowing duties, Mayor Nutter announced Sunday.