Since 1978, Swatco has never missed a collection day due to snow. However, if in the future we do miss a day, both this website and our phone line will give updated information on how we will 'catch up'. In general, if we are unable to pickup our routes due to snow, we will pickup all the routes for that week one day late until we get back on schedule by picking up on Saturday.
We do have some special rules for snow days as follows: When the schools are closed due to Snow, Swatco does not provide Drive in Service (for the safety of our drivers, your property and our trucks). If you have Drive in Service, your can will have to be placed at the roadside on snow days if you want it picked up. If it is not at roadside we will take 2 times your normal service the following week (no additional charge of course). If your home is one of the few we have above 500 feet elevation we may not be able to get to you. To ensure service, bring your can down to lower elevation, or we will take 2 times your normal service the following week(no additional charge).
If you cannot get your can down your driveway due to snow, please call the office so that we can alert the driver that you will have 2 times your normal service the following week (no additional charge).
Washington Counties Inclement Weather Policy: