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Indiana Trash Levels Surged Amid Stay-At-Home Order


INDIANAPOLIS — Central Indiana trash haulers have collected record levels of residential trash since a statewide stay-at-home order that's now being eased took effect in March due to the coronavirus outbreak. In the wake of that trash surge, city workers and private trash-collecting contractors have experienced longer days for drivers, lengthy lines at the dumping site, increased repairs for hard-running trucks and expenses. Republic Services, which serves homes in Marion County and many of Indianapolis' surrounding suburban counties, saw the volume of weekly residential trash increase 28% when colleges closed and families began eating at home and ordering takeout.


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