Republic Services, the City of Goshen’s trash collection contractor, sent out the following statement Friday, Dec. 29, for Goshen residents:

“Due to the extreme weather refuse trucks are freezing up and not running properly, so under these circumstances customers who normally receive garbage pickup service on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday (this week would have been Thursday, Friday, and Saturday because of Christmas), will be caught up next week. As a reminder, garbage services will again run on a one-day delay next week in observation of New Year’s Day. We are very sorry for this inconvenience.”

In addition to the information from Republic Service, with high winds predicted, to prevent trash blowing and scattered around every neighborhood, the City encourages residents to bring trash that is at the pickup spot, back to its storage area in the garage or shed. It can be re-set for pickup again on the day after the normal collection day.

Although we have had delays in trash collection in previous years, this is the longest stretch the disabled trucks have delayed, or made collection impossible.

The City thanks residents for its understanding and cooperation during this frustrating circumstance.