Roanoke residents experience delays in trash pickup due to staffing shortage

Trash collection has some Star City residents frustrated

ROANOKE, Va. – Delays in trash collection is leaving some Roanoke City residents frustrated.

The city’s Solid Waste Division services 36 scheduled collection routes, several of which are experiencing delays.

According to the city, the delays are caused by staffing limitations and officials are working to fill vacancies as quickly as possible.

They are also working additional hours in order to pick up the slack on the routes.

The city asks for patience during the delays, and to leave your trash at your set location so it can be picked up as quickly as possible.

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