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Updated: Snowstorms wreak havoc on trash collection services

Trash and recycling pickup update for this week in Summit County.

Update from Republic Services, 1/9/23 1:40 p.m.

Richardson Flats and Silver Creek Village trash should be recovered by mid-afternoon Monday, Jan. 9, at the latest.

Summit Park and Pinebrook trash will be serviced Tuesday, Jan. 10.

For recycling, Francis, Woodland, Promontory and Silver Creek Village will be serviced Monday, Jan. 9.
Pinebrook, Summit Park, Timberline and Parleys Lane will be delayed until Tuesday, Jan. 10.

Summit County said it is receiving additional resources in an effort to be fully caught up on both trash and recycle county-wide by the start of business Wednesday, Jan. 11.

Anything not recovered Monday, Jan. 9, per the schedule outlined above will be recovered Tuesday, Jan. 10, according to Summit County.

Update from Republic Services, 1/6/23 6:45 p.m.

FRIDAY'S PROGRESS (1/6): Thaynes Canyon, trash and recycle, has been recovered with the exception of Meadows, Aspen Springs, Iron Canyon, Morning Star and Delta. Trash and recycling are complete on Old Ranch Road and Trailside.

SATURDAY'S PLAN (1/7): With the extra resources we are getting tomorrow (1/7) we plan on being fully caught up on residential trash by end of business. For residential trash, we will hit Empire, Woodside and Norfolk tomorrow (1/7) on their regular route day, as well as Coalville and Henefer. For residential recycle, we will hit Prospector Square tomorrow (1/7), as well as Wanship, Coalville, Echo and Henefer. We will do our best to clean up what’s left in Silver Creek (Service Area #3), both trash and recycle, tomorrow (1/7).

RECYCLING: As a whole, we will hit what’s left from residential recycle hard on Monday (1/9). This includes Promontory, Silver Creek Village, Woodside and Francis recycle.


Summit County is pretty trashy – at least for now.

A Summit Park resident tells KPCW his garbage hasn’t been picked up in three weeks...A Woodside Ave. resident in Old Town said Friday morning that his street’s garbage cans have two weeks of snow on top of them since they haven’t been emptied in that time.

Others reported that rodents and other animals are everywhere now thanks to the buffet available up and down the streets.

More snow this week creating slick conditions and a jack-knifed semi-truck on Friday morning caused even further delays.

A message from Republic Services, Summit County’s trash hauler, said garbage cans on Empire, Woodside and Norfolk may be emptied later today. Garbage trucks will return on Saturday to finish the job.

The company has asked for patience from residents.

Silver Creek routes will be delayed until Saturday, but Republic noted that continued snow may cause further delays.

Reasons for the delays are primarily weather-related but also include staffing problems.

Residential recycling drivers coming up out of Salt Lake were delayed Friday morning due to traffic on I-80.

Recycle routes scheduled to run Friday include: Highland Estates, Prospector Square, Three Kings, Thaynes Canyon, Aspen Springs, Wanship and Coalville. For those who don’t get serviced, the recycling pick-up trucks will be back Saturday to pick up what doesn’t get done today.

Recycling for Francis, Woodland, Promontory and Silver Creek Village are scheduled for Saturday. However inclement weather may push these routes until Monday.

Echo, Henefer and Hoytsville recycling is also scheduled for Saturday. It’s an off week for Kamas, Marion, Oakley and Peoa. These areas will be addressed next week as scheduled.

Republic Services says it will provide more updates Friday evening. Find those updates by clicking on the link in the web version of this story.