CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) -The Department of Public Works have been staying busy taking care of Cape Girardeau throughout the stay-at-home order.
The past few days have been gloomy and filled with rain, but Stan Polivick, the public works director for Cape Girardeau, said the river is down, streets are being repaired and trash is still being picked on a regular basis.
“We have noticed during the stay at home period. As has been noted across the country. The amount of solid waste that we are picking up is up substantially," he said. "So probably 14-15 percent above normal. So, we are seeing that, we are able to handle it, but it is noteworthy.”
Polivick said that you can help his trash collection crews by sorting out your recyclables, not overfilling your containers and placing them in an open space for pickup.
He said that even though the streets are safe for workers, he hoped life as we know it will be back normal soon.