RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL:
Due to air quality, all routes are pushed back one day. Most, if not all, haulers in Portland are delaying one day. Our drivers deserve to stay safe also. Still have those carts at the curb by 6 am.
Feb 5th: residential collection: we are attempting to run residential garbage routes today. All blue recycling and green composting routes have been cancelled for today due to hazardous weather.Through any hazardous weather, our message is always the same. Leave your garbage out at the curb until it is picked up.
The garbage is our priority and we will get to it no matter what. If your blue recycling and green composting carts are not emptied within 2 days of your normal collection day, this is your signal these routes will not be made up until the following week. At that time, we will take double volume at no charge as per city rules, there is no credit given for missed collection due to hazardous weather.
FEB 3rd: All Friday residential garbage, recycling and compost collection has been suspended until Saturday. **The exception is the St John’s area – garbage and recycling will be collected Friday but compost will be Saturday** Please leave all your containers at the curb and we will be by to empty them as soon as we safely can.
FEB 3rd: ATTEMPTING DELAYED START FOR RESIDENTIAL GARBAGE, RECYCLING AND COMPOST. Leave all your cans and carts at the curb today as normal. Routes should be completed by 4pm. Updates to come if this changes.
JAN 20th: FRIDAY RESIDENTIAL GARBAGE WILL BE RUNNING AS NORMAL. WE WILL ALSO BE GETTING THE REST OF TUESDAY RESIDENTIAL GARBAGE AND THE FRIDAY SW ROUTE FROM LAST WEEK. Make sure your can/cart is at the curb by 6am! Our hope is to start running Friday residential recycling, but compost looks unlikely as we need these drivers to help pick up the delayed garbage.
JAN 19TH: ALL THURSDAY RESIDENTIAL GARBAGE WILL BE COLLECTED, AS WELL AS ALL MONDAY RESIDENTIAL GARBAGE AND HALF OF THE TUESDAY RESIDENTIAL GARBAGE. We will get the rest of the Tuesday residential garbage on Friday. No make up routes scheduled yet for missed recycling and compost. Since garbage is the priority, we are needing to use the recycling and compost drivers to get caught up on the missed garbage. Just leave your garbage out at the curb until it is picked up! 🙂
JAN 18TH: WE ARE GOING TO ATTEMPT ONLY RESIDENTIAL GARBAGE COLLECTION FOR WEDNESDAY CUSTOMERS. Please make sure your garbage can/cart is at the curb by 6am. Hopefully, we will be able to start making up Monday and Tuesday garbage on Thursday – update to come by Wednesday night. Just leave that garbage can/cart at the curb until it is picked up! 🙂
JAN 17TH: ALL RESIDENTIAL GARBAGE, RECYCLING AND COMPOST ROUTES ARE CANCELLED. LEAVE YOUR GARBAGE AT THE CURB UNTIL IT IS PICKED UP. The garbage is our priority and we will get to it as soon as we safely can. The street in front of your house might be clear, but most roads to, from and around your neighborhood are just not safe with this packed ice and a very good chance of freezing rain called for Tuesday. We have to keep in mind the safety of our employees driving on route as well as getting in and out of the truck at each house and the safety of the general public. If your recycling and compost are not picked up within 2 days of your normal scheduled collection day, this is your signal these routes will not be made up until your next scheduled collection day. As there is no credit for missed collection due to hazardous weather, we will take double volume recycling and/or compost on your next scheduled collection day at no additional charge. As soon as we have any make up routes scheduled, those will be posted here and on our website at www.heiberggarbage.com so please check back daily. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we all deal with these weather conditions.
JAN 17th: No residential routes are cancelled as of yet. There is a chance they might be if we get freezing rain Monday night and/or Tuesday morning. If you are a Tuesday customer, please have your carts out at the curb by 6am. I will have this page, our outgoing voicemail, and website updated Tuesday morning if any routes are cancelled or postponed. Stay tuned!
MON JAN 16th: ALL RESIDENTIAL ROUTES ARE CANCELLED FOR GARBAGE, RECYCLING AND COMPOST. There is still too much ice on the roads for our drivers to operate safely. This decision is made not only for the safety of our drivers, but the safety of the general public as well. LEAVE YOUR GARBAGE AT THE CURB UNTIL IT IS PICKED UP. Garbage is the priority and we hope to have the garbage caught up by mid week. If your recycling and compost is not collected within 2 days of your normal collection day, this is your signal these routes will not be made up until your next scheduled collection day. There is no credit given for missed collection due to hazardous weather so we are happy to take double volume of your recycling and compost at no additional charge the following week if these routes are not made up within 2 days. Thank you for your understanding and patience during these weather conditions.
Almost everyone’s garbage has been picked up! Friday garbage ran on Friday and today, Saturday, we were able to complete all of the Wednesday and Thursday garbage routes. The only garbage that has not been serviced yet is the Friday SW area and 3 streets from the Thursday SW route. Make up schedule for these customers coming soon. Stay tuned for what we hope to collect on Monday – should be posted by Sunday late afternoon/early evening. Thanks again for your patience and understanding!
SAT JAN 14th: WE ARE GOING TO ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ALL WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY RESIDENTIAL GARBAGE INCLUDING THE SW AREA. THE ONLY ROUTE THAT DOES NOT HAVE A MAKE UP SCHEDULE YET FOR GARBAGE IS THE FRIDAY RESIDENTIAL SW AREA. Update to come soon. Please make sure your garbage can/cart is at the curb by 6am. It would be a great help if there is clear access to your garbage can/cart instead of it being away from the cleared part of the street and blocked on all sides by snow. Your drivers are working hard and doing a great job! Just stepping off and on the truck at each house is a hazard for them with the packed snow and slippery ice. Anything you can do to help them stay safe is greatly appreciated! A huge THANK YOU to all of our customers who have been understanding during this week of weather! We really appreciate your patience!
FRI JAN 13th: WE ARE GOING TO ATTEMPT ALL FRIDAY RESIDENTIAL GARBAGE EXCEPT SW AREA. Please have your garbage can/cart out by 6am. Clear access to your cart from the road would really help out your hard working drivers! Friday recycling and compost routes have been cancelled.
THURSDAY JAN 12th: ONLY MAYWOOD PARK GARBAGE IS BEING COLLECTED. ALL OTHER RESIDENTIAL ROUTES ARE CANCELLED. Leave your garbage at the curb until it gets picked up, even if this means for days. Garbage is our priority since it is only picked up every 2 weeks. You can leave your blue recycling and green compost carts at the curb, but if they are not picked up within 2 days of your scheduled day, this is your signal we were not able to make up these routes. We will collect double volume on your next scheduled collection day at no additional charge.
WED Jan 11th Customers: All RESIDENTIAL ROUTES ARE CANCELLED Leave your garbage at the curb until it gets picked up, even if this means for days. Garbage is our priority since it is only picked up every two weeks. You can leave your blue recycling and green compost cart at the curb, but if they are not picked up within 2 days of your scheduled day, this is your signal we were not able to make up those routes. We will collect double volume on your next scheduled collection day at no additional charge.
MON Jan 9th Customers: Due to hazardous road conditions as well as the safety of our drivers and the general public, the following areas had an interruption in service.
Due to the prediction of extreme heat (again) and the continuation of poor air quality, residential routes will begin at 4 AM. Please make sure your carts are at the curb by 4 AM or the night before collection. Normal collection days are NOT changing or being delayed due to the holiday weekend.