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The Town of Westlake would like to pass along a few updates regarding services provided to you and how they may be impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
As of now, there are no anticipated changes to your trash and recycling service due to the Coronavirus, HOWEVER, Republic Services, who Westlake contracts for waste disposal, has provided us with some information that may help reduce the chances of any future disruptions.
If you would like more information, Republic Services has set up a specific webpage dedicated to the impact of COVID-19 which can be found here. In the event there are any changes to service, we will notify you as soon as possible or you can visit Republic Services’ alert page for more info. They ask everyone to be patient during this time. There may be delays, but they’re doing everything they can to bring you quality service.
In the meantime, if you have any questions or issues at all, please contact Dianna Orender, Westlake’s Public Works Assistant via her email or by calling 817-490-5732. Westlake’s trash and recycling page is also an excellent resource as well.
As more people are using alternative products due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), many are turning to paper towels, baby wipes, Clorox wipes, facial tissues, and flushable wipes for their daily needs. The problem is, what to do when you’re finished with them?
The answer: Throw them away, DON’T FLUSH THEM! Flushing toilet paper is okay, but the rest could cause clogged pipes. Even so-called “flushable wipes”, despite the packaging saying it’s safe, in practice, can cause problems. Cities around the US are experiencing issues with their sewage systems because too many people are flushing items that shouldn’t be disposed of in their toilets.
Needless to say, Westlake wants to avoid that problem by addressing it now! If you have any questions about what can be flushed, email Dianna Orender in our Public Works Department, or call her at 817-490-5732.
Please know that we are all in this together and do not want service limited or disrupted, but these are uncharted times and we ask for your help. For additional information about how COVID-19 may be impacting Westlake residents, please visit our dedicated Coronavirus page. We’ve just updated it with new resources for those with small businesses, those needing mental health support, and a hotline where you can call to ask an array of questions about the Coronavirus.