By CBS3 Staff

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.

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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.

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“It’s largely due to increased volume, the pandemic and some staffing challenges that we’re facing,” Streets Department Deputy Commissioner Keith Warren said.

Staffing issues coupled with increased mounds of trash has sanitation workers scrambling to keep up.

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