Supervisor relays good news on mail, garbage services

The Quincy Post Office has reopened and garbage trucks will soon be picking up trash from local restaurants, while residents will be able to self haul trash to the transfer station.

That’s the good news that District 4 Supervisor Greg Hagwood shared this afternoon, July 28. When he learned that both mail and garbage services were being suspended for the Quincy area, he went to work, and with other county leaders lobbied for the return of the services. Quincy is not in a mandatory evacuation zone; it is advisory only, and he wanted those services restored.

While the post office has reopened, residents should remain patient. Some mail has arrived in Quincy and is being sorted and distributed, but there is still some that must be brought up from Chico and sorted. Mail delivery will return for customers where there are not mandatory road closures; other mail can be picked up at the post office.

The U.S. Postal Service announced this afternoon that all mail for the six Plumas County Post Offices that were closed due to mandatory evacuations will be available for pick up at the Quincy Post Office.
Customers normally served by the following offices: Twain, Meadow Valley, Canyon Dam, Crescent Mills, Greenville and Taylorsville are directed to go to the Quincy Post Office, located at  222 Lawrence St.

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As for garbage service, Waste Management customers in Chester and Quincy can self haul their trash to the transfer station for free.

Chester: Monday and Thursday only, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed between noon and 12:30 p.m. (3 New Chester Dump Road)

Quincy: Wednesday and Saturday only, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed between noon and 12:30 p.m. (29 Abernathy Lane in East Quincy)

As for commercial pickup, the details are still being worked out, but service will resume in Quincy for the hospital, the fairgrounds (fire camp), local restaurants, and other entities such as the courthouse.

Arrangements are still being discussed for the Chester area.

UPS and Fed Ex have also resumed deliveries where there are not mandatory evacuation orders.