FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - More Hoosiers are staying at home because of Governor Eric Holcomb's "Stay at Home" order.
This also means more trash and recyclables piling up in neighborhoods after residents stock up on necessities to carry them through the duration of the order.
Fort Wayne Community Schools' Matthew Hiner says, "it's a lot more," referring to the trash he's seen around his neighborhood since being out of school for an extended amount of time.
Increased amounts of trash also means more work for waste management workers, but not just yet.
The Allen County Department of Environmental Management maintains seven recyclables dropoff sites, while the City of Fort Wayne's trash and recycle hauling is still in effect amid COVID-19 concerns.
However, the city has enforced restrictions on garbage and recycling disposal through April 15.
Fort Wayne residents are urged to limit their disposal, only carts will be collected.
No lingering trash, such as bags, boxes, or bulk items will be picked up for collection to maintain the health and safety of workers during the pandemic.
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