Garbage and recycling trucks are heavy vehicles, more so while out working and filling up with curbside pick up material. As a result, the recent emergency weight restrictions on local roads are preventing them from serving some Ferndale area neighborhoods.
Neighborhoods only accessible via the roads listed on the City of Ferndale list and all county roads except those listed on Whatcom County Public Works list are likely not going to be receiving service until restrictions are lifted according to a spokesperson at Sanitary Services Company, Inc. (SSC).
SSC’s website notes during times when service is interrupted, customers can leave containers out at the curb or alley until SSC can collect the material when service is restored.
Alternative disposal options are available for those who can haul their solid waste containers to the self-serve disposal sites at Recycling & Disposal Services, Inc. (RDS) and Republic Services (formerly Recomp).