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Peoria trash pickup delayed by staff points, including from COVID-19

Peoria residents who’ve their trash and recycling picked up on Fridays might even see delays on account of staffing points within the metropolis’s Solid Waste Division.

Peoria’s Public Works Director Jay Davies mentioned a number of workers have been out Friday for quite a lot of points, including job vacancies, however an extra three employees getting COVID-19 has stretched the division skinny.

Staffing for Friday service requires 29 employees, however 12 are out, in response to Kristina Perez, a Peoria spokesperson.

The metropolis’s Acacia and Pine districts, situated within the southern finish of the town, each have Friday providers and can see the delays, she mentioned. Residents who’ve their trash picked up on Friday ought to nonetheless put out their trash.

Davies mentioned the town will make the most of additional time pay, mix routes and regulate the shifts of employees who gather different kinds of trash within the division to make sure residential trash is picked up.

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