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Trash and recycling pickups to be delayed in Philadelphia this week due to Columbus Day

Trash and recycling pickups to be delayed in Philadelphia this week due to Columbus Day
Trash and recycling pickups to be delayed in Philadelphia this week due to Columbus Day

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Various city services in Philadelphia will be impacted by the upcoming Columbus Day holiday this Monday, including garbage and recycling drives.

Residents who generally have collections on Monday should take their supplies out on Tuesday, as collections will take place a day late for the rest of the week, according to city officials.

Trash and recycling collections have operated at or near a regular schedule during the fall after experiencing significant delays during the summer. The current public health crisis increased tonnage and extreme weather contributed to the service’s endorsements, according to city officials.

All city offices and services will be closed on Monday. The Licensing and Inspections, Revenue and Water Departments will not accept appointments or provide services in person to the public.

The Philly 311 and Water Department call centers will also be closed on Monday. All city health centers, north and northeast municipal service centers, the marriage license office, all park and recreation facilities, and all branches of the Philadelphia Free Library will be closed.

The field offices of the Department of Licensing and Inspectors will be closed to the public. The executive offices of the Philadelphia Parking Authority and the Violations branch will also be closed. However, all parking regulations will remain in effect.

All facilities of the Philadelphia Department of Prisons will be closed to civilian visitors due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The city will also not provide a daily coronavirus update on Monday.

However, the city’s satellite election offices will be open on Monday. Operated by city commissioners, the offices allow residents to register to vote and request, receive, complete and send a ballot by mail, all in one visit.

Early voting locations are open from 11:30 am to 6:30 pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, Friday through Sunday they will remain open until Election Day.

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