Raleigh, Fayetteville trash pickups suspended because of heat

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – The City of Raleigh announced that the Solid Waste Services Department has suspended trash, recycling and yard waste collection Tuesday due to the extreme heat.

On Wednesday, the city expects crews to complete Tuesday’s routes before beginning Wednesday’s routes.

Raleigh residents who have already placed carts at the curb should leave them there – there will be no fines or citations for leaving them there.

Several trash collection routes were delay because of the effect of heat on employees for the City of Fayetteville.

All delayed trash and yard waste routes in Fayetteville are expected to be completed by Thursday, because employees are scheduled to work on Wednesday, which is normally a day off.

In a news release, Raleigh said, “In extreme heat conditions like the area has experienced today, the City has a practice of bringing its employees indoors to avoid heat-related injuries and illnesses.”

Raleigh residents are also reminded to take precautions to prevent heat-related emergencies.

Parents and caregivers should never leave children alone in a vehicle or allow children to play in an unattended vehicle.

Here are other tips to cope with the heat:
• Drink plenty of fluids;
• Stay inside a cool area as much as possible;
• When outside, stay in the shade as much as possible; and,
• Avoid outdoor activities in the middle of the day when it is the hottest.

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