CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Despite best efforts to get the word out, many Charleston residents were apparently unaware that trash pickups are delayed one day because of the Christmas holiday and put out their trash as usual Wednesday, assistant mayor Rod Blackstone said.
"A lot of people who usually have Wednesday refuse collection -- in Kanawha City, for example -- have their garbage out today," Blackstone said Wednesday.
The city's Refuse Department adjusted its schedule for this week because of the holiday, and sent out its trucks Wednesday to areas whose trash normally is picked up on Tuesday. Similarly, Wednesday routes will be run Thursday, Thursday routes on Friday and Friday routes on Saturday.
The same pattern will be in effect next week because New Year's Day falls on Tuesday.