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Phoenix changing trash, recycling pickup days for most households starting Oct. 3

Sep 9, 2022, 2:00 PM

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PHOENIX – If you live in Phoenix, you’ll probably have to remember to roll out your trash bins on a new day starting next month.

New pickup days go into effect Oct. 3 for 80% of Phoenix’s trash, garbage and green organic pickup customers. The quarterly bulk trash pickup schedule is not affected.

“We’re really trying to get the word out, because we understand this is a big service change for many of our residents,” Lorizelda Stoeller, deputy public works director for the city, told KTAR News 92.3 FM on Thursday.

The city sent postcards out to customers this week to announce the changes. City workers are also planning to go door-to-door the week of Sept. 19 to spread the word in areas where trash and recycling are picked up on separate days. That’s the case for about 7,500 households in communities where there isn’t space for both bins at once.

Customers should continue getting their bins outside, spaced at least 4 feet apart, by 5:30 a.m. Pickups start at 6 a.m.

You can go online now to find out if you are affected. The city has an online PDF map showing the new days as well as an interactive tool with a search-by-address function.

Stoeller said the city hasn’t rerouted its pickup operations since 2009.

“So we’ve really taken some time to look at all of our routes to account for all the growth and really provide a more equitable workday for our operators,” she said.

More information about the changes plus recycling tips and resources are available on the Phoenix Public Works Department website.

KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Colton Krolak contributed to this report.

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