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Richmond trash and recycle pick-up delayed by one day this week

By Manotick Messenger Staff

Trash and recycling collection in Richmond, Manotick and Greely will be delayed by one day this week because of the COVID-19 virus.

Pick-ups usually scheduled for Friday will take place Saturday this week.

According to CTV News Ottawa, Director of Solid Waste Services Shelley McDonald said two operators at Miller Waste Ottawa were in contact with a person that tested positive for the virus. The operators are now in 14-day self-isolation.

“As a responsible and precautionary measure to protect their staff, Miller has suspended operations for one-day to complete an assessment of all employees,” McDonald said in a statement.

Barrhaven, Ottawa West, Ottawa South, Hunt Club and South Keys also saw one-day delays because of the exposure to the virus.

According to the city, sanitation vehicles and the staff facility have been disinfected daily, and staff have been following the protective protocols during the pandemic. The risk to residents has been assessed as “very low”, according to Ottawa Public Health.