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DES PLAINES, IL - OCTOBER 6: Accumulated trash awaiting pickup is seen in a residential area October 6, 2003 in Des Plaines, Illinois. The Chicago Area Refuse Haulers Association announced today that it has agreed to return to bargaining October 7 with officials of the Teamsters union representing striking garbage truck drivers at the request of a federal mediator. The association, which represents 17 companies providing waste collection services in the Chicago metropolitan area, said it has agreed to the services of a federal mediator to help facilitate an agreement with the union and an end to the nearly week-old Teamsters walkout. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Due to the Coronavirus, there are changes happening with our waste pick up in Hillsborough County.

COVID-19 has reached the truck drivers who work hard each day to pick up our waste, and because of that, recycling will not be collected for the indefinite future. Waste Connections said they have to prioritize keeping twice-per-week trash collection. So, Blue recycling carts will not be emptied “until further notice.” They did say if you live in Hillsborough County and still want to recycle you can drop off you recyclables at one of the county’s community collection centers, and they are open Monday through Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Find out if you are affected by visiting and clicking on the “Find my trash and recycling” tab. [Source: FOX 13]

Oh, and one last thing from the county:

“If customers experience a missed garbage collection this week, please place the residential waste out for collection on the next scheduled service day.”