As a result of the Pandemic, more people are working from home. This shift in work places has resulted in an increase in the quantity of trash households are generating. In addition, the upcoming holidays are also a time when waste collectors see increases in the volume of trash homeowners put at the curb. As trash volumes increase, the time it takes to complete the neighborhood routes also increases, especially if the trash is not properly prepared for automated collection. Please support the men and women who work for Rumpke by preparing your trash and recyclables in a way that will expedite the collection process. (1) break down cardboard boxes (2) don’t exceed your 50 pound limit for your trash container (3) bag your trash to keep it from freezing to the inside of your container (4) bag mattresses and upholstered furniture.