No days off: Fort Wayne trash will be collected on MLK Day

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — Is Monday a trash day or not?

Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day., a federal holiday, which typically means trash collection is pushed back a day.

A mailer from Solid Waste & Recycling that went out to residents this week showed service will run a day behind on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The city of Fort Wayne initially told WANE 15 that mailer was wrong, but later clarified that the mailer was not incorrect.

“It was originally supposed to be a one day delay in pickup next week, but because of the amount of missed pickups in recent weeks, the city adjusted and will pick up trash on the holiday instead of having a delayed week,” city spokesman John Perlich said. “They made that decision, and didn’t have time to change the mailer.”

Residential garbage and recycling will still be collected on schedule.

Residents should have bins out by 6 a.m. on their pickup day, within 5 feet of the curb or alley.

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