Take note if your trash is picked up on Mondays

(WJW) – Northeast Ohioans can expect changes to their trash and recycle pick-ups on Monday, April 8. That’s the day of the highly-anticipated Total Solar Eclipse.

Republic Services

According to Republic Services, customers will want to make sure their rubbish is on the curb extra early on Monday, April 8 since pick-up crews will start their day extra early.

These schools will close for the total solar eclipse

“Though start and end times vary, most routes will begin at 3 a.m. and we hope to be finished by Noon or 1 p.m. This is around 1-2 hours earlier than normal, so customers should make sure their bins are out in time,” said a spokesperson in an email to FOX 8.


According to Kimble, the only customers anticipated to see a service change will be those that live in Avon Lake.

“In Avon Lake, due to the city’s festivities celebrating the eclipse’s line of totality passing directly through, services will be treated as on a holiday, with service pushed back by one day,” said a Kimble spokesperson.


Rumpke Trash Pick Up and Recycle also announced a change to their schedule. According to North Royalton city officials, Rumpke will be start routes at 6 a.m. on Monday, April 8th. Customers should be sure trash and recycling items are out the evening before or prior to 6 a.m.

Ohio cities with the best view of the eclipse

Total Solar Eclipse

Northeast Ohio is right in the path of totality, meaning the moon will completely cover up the sun for about three minutes. The rare phenomenon is expected to last only a few minutes but the area is anticipating an infiltration of out-of-town guests and some are bracing for a potential traffic gridlock.

Totality will be seen in several cities and towns as it enters Ohio at 3:08 p.m., according to Eclipse2024.org. Totality will end in Ohio at 3:19 p.m.

Many schools have canceled classes for the day, area hospitals are preparing for unforeseen challenges, and emergency services are bracing for a potential strain on services.

You can read more about the event, here.

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