PHOENIX - Phoenix residents will notice a change Monday in their trash and recycling programs after a decision was made that will potentially save the city millions of dollars.
Starting July 9, trash and recycling will be collected on the same day rather than separate days, impacting 400,000 Phoenix residents.
The “same-day service…will save $1.3 million annually and $6.5 million over five years,” said Mayor Greg Stanton, according to the City of Phoenix.
Mayor Stanton also noted that the city is moving towards a more economical and sustainable approach by making less routes to pick up the trash and recycling.
Implementing the same-day service will also avoid the need to raise costs later on. It has reportedly been four years since the last waste service price increase.
Impacted residents were mailed a notice in late June documenting their new collection day.
For both alley collection and curbside collection residences, service will be provided as usual, but the day will change.
Some residents in “unique” neighborhoods will not be affected by the change due to other circumstances and should have been notified as well.
The City of Phoenix said that residents are still asked to place collection containers four feet away from the curb by 5:30 a.m. on collection days.
Trash and grass must be bagged and tied and container lids must be closed.
For more information on the trash and recycling services, call 602-262-7251 or visit their website.
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