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New Recycling Pickup Days Start Nov. 4

October 10, 2013 By:InstantNewsWestu Staff

Local News

UPDATED

West U will be implementing new curbside recycling pickup days throughout the city starting Nov. 4. The restructuring of these routes will maximize service efficiency and reduce the city’s overhead costs.

Recycling collection will remain once a week but the recycling day will be coordinated with one of your trash collection days. The restructuring will also mitigate the missed collection days due to holidays, by providing an alternative day.

Assistant Public Works Director Dave Beach said. The new schedule will allow the city to collect recycling during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The city receives complaints for the missed recycling days for two weeks in a row during the holiday.

The changes will also reduce time, fuel and mileage by $3,500 a year, Beach said.

Starting Monday, Oct. 21, staff will begin hand delivering information packets to every resident.  They will be left on the front door.  These packets will contain information that has their new recycling day, updated maps showing the new recycling and street sweeping days, holiday schedule for the remainder of 2013 and all of 2014 and other information on the services provided.

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2 Responses to “New Recycling Pickup Days Start Nov. 4”

  1. Sunset Resident Says:

    This article is very confusing and I don’t believe the parts that are understandable are correct. West-U residents, at least on Sunset, have had trash pickup twice a week and recycling pickup once a week. (Never 3 times a week). Currently on Sunset the trash is picked up on Monday and the trash and recycling are picked up on Thursday. I believe the new program will simply add recycling pickup on Mondays along with the trash.

    As to the holiday coverage, I do not believe there will be any trash or recycling picked up on a holiday, but since there is no trash or recycling scheduled anywhere in the city on Wednesdays, if a holiday falls on your trash day then the trash will be picked up on Wednesday instead.

    Please check your facts and get the story straight. Thanks!

  2. Tangley Resident Says:

    It’s about time!

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