May 31, 2023


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Coronavirus Causes Delays In Trash, Recycling Collections

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This article originally appeared on the Anne Arundel Patch

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MD — Due to the new coronavirus, the Anne Arundel County Department of Works has announced that there may be delays in picking up trash and recyclables. The county bureau of waste management services asks residents to go ahead and place their recyclables and waste at the curb until contractors are able to complete their routes.

The department issued an apology for the “inconvenience” and thanked the residents for being patient. For questions or concerns, contact the bureau of waste management services customer service at 410-222-6100 with any questions or concerns.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan ordered all nonessential businesses to close at 5 p.m. Monday, March 23. Government public works departments are listed as critical businesses.

Critical: chemical, commercial facilities, communications, critical manufacturing, dams, defense industrial base, emergency services, energy, financial services, food and agriculture, government services, health care/public health, information technology, public works, transportation systems and water/waste water.

Essential: auto and truck dealerships; bicycle shops; day cares; engineering, surveying, architectural and interior design firms; companies and organizations that support those with intellectual or developmental disabilities; printers and sign shops; private security firms; companies performing medical research and development, manufacturing, warehousing and diagnostics; title companies; companies that provide portable tents, flooring, lighting, toilets, handwashing stations, HVAC and other portable equipment; and companies that rent tools and/or equipment.

Banks, convenience stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, farmers markets, farms, links in the food supply chain, health care, plumbers, electricians, laundromats, dry cleaners, auto repair shops, warehousing and distribution companies, communication providers (cable, phone and internet companies), veterinarians, pet supply stores, insurance companies, transportation, emergency services as well as those in IT, energy and critical manufacturing also fall under essential businesses.

These businesses are closed:

  • Enclosed malls, gyms, dine-in restaurants and theaters remain closed. Restaurants and liquor stores may continue with curbside, carryout and delivery service.

  • Recreational establishments like bowling alleys, golf courses, driving ranges, health spas, aquatics centers, self defense schools and social/fraternal clubs like the American Legion must close.

  • Tattoo parlors, tanning salons, barber shops and beauty salons that provide aesthetic services like hair and nail treatments must close.

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