Virginia Beach Waste Management resumes collection after employee tests positive for coronavirus

Posted at 7:40 PM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-04 13:13:16-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Virginia Beach Waste Management is resuming its waste collection after a waste management employee tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Service was suspended Friday, April 3 to allow Department of Public Health to conduct the necessary trace investigation to determine whether this poses any risks to other employees.

It will resume Tuesday, April 7.

“We are keenly aware of, and regret, the inconvenience this action imposes on our Friday customers,” said Mark Johnson, director of Public Works. “In making the decision, we had to weigh the safety of our workforce against this temporary service disruption and considering the unprecedented situation with the pandemic, we hope our customers would agree it is the right thing to do.”

Trash, recycling, yard waste, and bulky item services will operate on a one-day delay: Friday, April 3 customers receiving service on Tuesday, April 7. For example, Tuesday routes will be collected on Wednesday. Wednesday routes will be collected on Thursday. Thursday routes on Friday, and Friday routes on Saturday, April 11.

Impacted residents who will not receive waste collection service can utilize the Virginia Beach Landfill and Resource Recovery Center.

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