March 15, 2012 by admin

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Spring Weight Restrictions

While we are enjoying the beautiful sunshine and melting of snow, we must also remember it’s time for the “Spring Thaw.” The seasonal weight restrictions typically occur from mid-March to around the end of April, or longer, depending on the Winter weather conditions we’ve had. These restrictions help to keep our roads in the best shape possible.

In Spring, roads begin to thaw from both the top and underneath. As ice in the pavement melts, moisture saturates the layers, and they become weak. Weight restrictions are typically enforced until the frost is melted, this moisture is gone and roads are dry.

Weight RestrictionsWhat this mean for you: The effects of seasonal weight restrictions vary depending on where you live. An example, you may have to put your trash curbside rather than alley.

Our drivers normally start their days at 6am. During this time of year, they will start much earlier to get out while the roads are still cold. This means the driver will not be at your residence at a time you normally expect him. Please put your trash out the night before to ensure it gets picked up.

If you have any questions/concerns about pickup in your area, do not hesitate to call our office at 906-774-9006. The below websites are also available to get up to date information for your county.

For Michigan Residents: Visit http://www.micountyroads.org/weight.php

For Wisconsin Residents: Visit http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/travel/truck/weightrestrictions.htm

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