Reposted on behalf of Waste Management.
Media Contact: Sarah Polito at firstname.lastname@example.org
RENO, Nev. – Feb. 1, 2016 — Dangerous road conditions from the recent winter storm has made it unsafe for Waste Management of Nevada to service residential customers today in the following areas: Mount Rose Highway, Montreux, St. James Village, Timberline Dr., Joy Lake Rd., and Sierra Highlands Dr.
Recovery collection dates and times will depend on road and weather conditions. If road conditions improve in these areas, Waste Management will service these customers later this week. If roads conditions do not improve, Waste Management will take extra bags at the curb without excess waste stickers for these customers on Monday Feb. 8.
“The safety of our customers and our drivers is our top priority,” said Sarah Polito, Waste Management spokesperson. “We realize this is an inconvenience to our customers and would like to thank them for their cooperation and understanding.”
Safety is our top concern and while a passenger vehicle might be able to safety traverse these streets, Waste Management’s vehicles are much larger and heavier and do not handle in the same manner. One of our normal full size collection trucks can weigh over 40,000 pounds when empty and more than 60,000 pounds when fully loaded. In comparison, the average passenger vehicle weighs about 4,000 pounds.
Waste Management is encouraging customers to visit wm.com to check if their service is interrupted. We also ask customers to please make sure snow and ice has been cleared from around their carts.
ABOUT WASTE MANAGEMENT OF NEVADA
Waste Management of Nevada is a community-based provider of environmental solutions. As the leading provider for commercial and residential curbside collection for recycling and disposal, Waste Management of Nevada delivers local solutions with the knowledge and resources of the nation's largest recycler, Waste Management. For over a decade, Waste Management of Nevada has employed over 250 employees in the region. The Landfill Gas-to-Energy facility at the Lockwood Regional Landfill produces 3.2 megawatts of electricity that powers more than 1,800 homes by using landfill gases. The Lockwood Regional Landfill is a Wildlife Habitat Council site that provides protection for various raptors in northern Nevada. To learn more about Waste Management of Nevada, visit Reno.WM.com.