At WCA, our highest priority continues to be the health and well-being of our customers and staff. As your essential service provider for the collection of solid waste, we are closely monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 situation and its potential effects within our Texas Operations. We are making the necessary changes to keep our community safe.
We have implemented remote working for all non-essential personnel. We understand the importance of the guidelines provided by public health authorities and we will do our part to help minimize the spread of this virus.
We are in the midst of an evolving situation. WCA is committed to providing this essential service during this crisis. Currently we are not experiencing any disruptions and are hopeful that pattern continues. We anticipate, as with other businesses, that there may be some interruptions and we are working diligently to minimize those potential interruptions by being prepared and have contingency plans should they become necessary.
We thank you for your continued partnerships and please do not hesitate to contact me directly should you have any questions or concerns.
Questions & Answers
Q: How should household waste that comes from a home where a patient with COVID-19 be managed?
A: Based on discussions with the CDC, waste from households can be managed as they typically would be for the flu. No special precautions are necessary. WCA requests that all trash be bagged at this time, and all recyclables be rinsed and placed into the bin/cart (no need to bag recyclables).
Q: How should waste that comes from an office or retail outlet where a patient with COVID-19 be managed?
A: Waste from commercial businesses and retail entities can be managed as they typically are unless directed by their local health department.
WCA official update page: https://wcawaste.com/covid-19-updates