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For Immediate Release:

 

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Old Garbage Cans Used For Bulk Will Be Collected By Sanitation

 

(GOODYEAR, AZ) A key rule in Goodyear’s bulk sanitation program has been and still is that ANY and ALL items placed at the curb on bulk collection day WILL be considered bulk and picked up. This includes old garbage cans. Unless you wish to have them picked up and disposed of, the Sanitation Division suggests that you not use your old garbage cans for bulk items.

 

It seems some residents are under the impression that if they use their old garbage can for bulk (tree branches, etc.) the City will tip their can into the truck then leave the can at curbside. This is incorrect. The can will be picked up and tossed along with the bulk items they contain. Bulk trash is supposed to be uncontained.

 

For the next month, the City will only tag all items that have been improperly set out for collection. However, once the City begins enforcing this rule on November 6th, Sanitation will not return any garbage cans that have been collected on bulk pickup day, nor will they reimburse the resident if their cans have been picked up.

 

For more information on how to properly set out bulk, please visit the City’s Website at: www.goodyearaz.gov/bulk

 

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