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City refuse collection canceled for today

The City of Fredericksburg has cancelled refuse and recycling collections for Wednesday, January 22. The predicted low temperatures, combined with even lower wind chills and the fact that many streets and sidewalks – both public and on private property – will not have been cleared of snow and ice by tomorrow morning create an unacceptable hazard to the Public Works employees who would be making the collections.

Regularly scheduled collections will resume on Thursday. Customers whose refuse would have been collected Wednesday will have their refuse collected Friday (thus just one collection for those customers this week). Recyclables that are normally collected on Tuesday or Wednesday will be collected on those days next week (thus, no collection of recyclables for those residents this week.)

We understand that this decision causes inconvenience for residents of the City and regret that inconvenience, but the decision is necessary to protect the safety and health of the City’s employees who make these collections.