City suspends wood waste, bulky item collection

Spring cleaning put off to undetermined future date
NEW Media Staff

SHAWANO — The city is suspending the collection of wood waste and bulky items until further notice as of Wednesday and postponing spring cleanup to an undetermined future date.

Regular garbage and recycling pick-up will continue, however.

The changes are the latest developments in the city’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and state orders mandating social distancing and requiring non-essential workers to stay at home.

The city issued the following statement Tuesday afternoon:

“The City of Shawano has been monitoring updates from the Centers for Disease Control, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, and the Shawano-Menominee Health Department regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19).

“The State of Wisconsin has issued Emergency Order #12, the Safer at Home Order, effective March 25, 2020. With this new Order, the City of Shawano has deemed it necessary to make changes to the services that will be provided by our Public Works Department for the foreseeable future.

“The City of Shawano Public Works Department will continue to provide garbage and recycling pick-up (on resident’s regularly scheduled day) and the Shawano County Landfill will remain open at this time. However, effective March 25, 2020, all other curbside services, including wood waste and bulky item pick-up will be temporarily suspended until further notice. Spring clean-up has also been postponed to an undetermined future date.

“We will continue to keep our residents informed of changes that take place with all City of Shawano provided services.

“We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we do our part to help limit the exposure to our community.”