To anyone out there still working right now, thank you. Big thank you to sanitation workers who are still out there collecting trash and recycling! However, like most businesses, procedures are being updated to keep employees safe.

Rock River Disposal is making a change to how they collect recycling for households who may be infected with COVID. Mystateline details -

The company is asking residents to put recycled items in bags and throw them in the garbage. The change is only for households where someone has tested positive for coronavirus, or someone is showing symptoms.

It makes sense. Workers come in to a lot of contact with recycled materials and want to keep them from potentially contracting the virus while at work.

Healthy households can still recycle normally.

H/T WTVO 

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