RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) — The City of Raleigh uses social media and its website to spread the word about litter left behind.

The city says it only wants to protect workers from the dangers of the extreme heat.

ABC11 investigated and found several trash cans full of trash in Northwest Raleigh, near Grove Barton Road.

The problem was even more visible at Kings Garden Road, near Glass Tower Way.

The problems started last week, after Independence Day.

The trash was supposed to be collected last Friday, but the city had to send workers home due to the dangerous heat.

Raleigh recorded its hottest day ever with a high of 41 degrees Celsius on Friday, July 5. It still felt triple that on Friday.

Raleigh said it hopes to be caught up this Thursday. They have asked you to place your trash cans at the curb for pickup. There will be no fines or warnings during this correction period.

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The city posted this message

“The high temperatures and heat index over the Fourth of July weekend forced Solid Waste (SWS) crews to end some routes early. Over the next few days, SWS staff will continue to provide curbside service to regular customers and pick up carts that were missed due to the heat index. If your cart has not been picked up, please leave it at the curb until it is picked up. The City will not be issuing warnings or fines during this correction period.”

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