PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Fourth of July holiday could mean more delays for neighborhoods already struggling with trash pickup in Philadelphia. There’s no trash or recycling pick up Monday because the city is observing the July 4 holiday.
That means workers will be one day behind schedule for the rest of the week.READ MORE: New Jersey Native Carli Lloyd Makes USWNT Olympic History, Wins Bronze Medal At 2020 Tokyo Olympics
As Philadelphia climbs out of pandemic restrictions, city trash is continuing to pile up.
For the past two months, the city Sanitation Department has been operating on delays, citing a number of challenges.READ MORE: 4 People Shot In Drive-By Shooting During Sidewalk Sale In Franklinville, Philadelphia Police Say
“It’s largely due to increased volume, the pandemic and some staffing challenges that we’re facing,” Streets Department Deputy Commissioner Keith Warren said.
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