Monterey County’s shelter in place has be extended until at least May 3rd limiting activities outside the home to those defined as “essential.” This seems like a wonderful time to do some home projects. However, some have taken their spring-cleaning project beyond the confines of home to the next step, like a trip to the landfill for disposal.
“We are seeing evidence of these ‘Corona Projects’ at our facilities,” states Patrick Mathews, General Manager for SVR. “What appears to be non-essential home and yard cleanup chores is culminating at recycling and disposal centers. Normally this would be a welcomed and encouraged occurrence, but under the current conditions it’s an unnecessary health risk for the public and for our workers.”
The landfill trip by a self-hauler who does not subscribe to regular curbside pickup services may be considered essential as they are providing the same service the curbside hauler would to maintain sanitary conditions at their home or business. However this does not include finally getting rid of the old rug in the garage or catching up on the “honey-do” list.
Avoid or limit your self haul trips.
Keeping our staff healthy and less exposed helps ensure we will be open and ready when you have an essential need to visit our facility.