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Fall River announces trash collection amnesty for Christmas holiday

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(Fall River, MA- December 22nd, 2020)- Mayor Paul E. Coogan’s office in conjunction with the Department of Community Maintenance has announced this year’s annual Christmas amnesty trash collection week.

Due to the upcoming holiday, the amnesty will be in place due to residents possibly generating excess trash that will be needed to be put curb side for collection. During the week following the holiday, December 28th thru January 3rd, residents may place excess bags outside of the carts during this week.

Residents who are able are also encouraged to take advantage of the department’s overflow dumpster at its DPW Complex, located at 10 Lewiston St. drop off of overflow trash is free and provided year round, however residents are required to provide proof of city residence in order to take advantage of this service.

Normal trash collection will resume the week of January 4th and residents are asked to return to following the normal collection guidelines.

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