Normal weekly Detroit trash pickup resumes Monday

Holiday pickup schedule had been issued during winter storm

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DETROIT - Mayor Mike Duggan announced today that the city's normal weekly trash pickup schedule will resume starting Monday.

Last weekend, Mayor Duggan announced that this week's trash pickup would be on a holiday schedule, which moved resident's trash collection back one day. Duggan made the move after crews spent last week on a 24-7 pickup schedule to catch up after impact of the large New Year's Day snowfall slowed progress.

As another large storm prepared to hit Detroit on Sunday, Mayor Duggan announced the holiday schedule and continued the 24 hour pickup policy to afford workers every opportunity to stay on schedule. The plan worked, he said.

"Thanks to the hard work of our DPW employees and the General Service Department mechanics who have kept our trucks on the street, the entire city trash collection for this week will be completed on Sunday," Duggan said. "As a result, residents can put their trash at the curb on their regularly scheduled day next week."

Duggan also thanked residents for their patience and cooperation over the past two weeks.

"This was a real team effort," he said. "Our workers did their part and residents responded when we asked them to leave their containers out until we got to them."

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