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For Immediate Release:


August 21, 2006



Hear Curby & the Collectors

Goodyear “Trash Tour” Promotes

New Recycling Program Via Unique Employee Singing Group


Broadcast-quality DVD of Aug. 17th party included in this package as performance preview or to broadcast if you choose.

Curby, the shaggy red-headed cartoon mascot for the City’s new sanitation marketing campaign comes to life tonight as Curby & the Collectors performs its 4-song repertoire of familiar tunes with "trashy" lyrics at the third Sanitation Block Party.  The Block Parties are part of the “Trash Tour” the employee singing group is on to help educate the public in a very unique way about Goodyear’s new automated garbage and recycling services starting in September.

DATE:     Monday, August 21, 2006


PLACE:   Goodyear Community Park, 3151 N. Litchfield Road, just north of Thomas Rd.

    (2 miles north of I-10 at Litchfield Rd. exit)


TIME       5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Curby & Collectors perform throughout the 2-hours and will perform whenever TV cameras show up to save you time.


Curby & the Collectors will perform at several neighborhood block parties, elementary school assemblies and October 14th G.A.I.N. events being held throughout Goodyear.  The group will also ride on a flatbed truck throughout neighborhoods performing in each of five sanitation zones the night before each zone receives its new sanitation services.


If you cannot cover Curby & the Collectors tonight, you will have two more opportunities in August at the last two block parties:

  • Thursday, 8/24    Estrella Mountain Ranch Ball Field, 181st. Ave. & Elliot Rd


  • Thursday, 8/31    PebbleCreek Eagle's Nest Parking Lot, 3645 Clubhouse Drive

Curby was developed as a cute mascot that children could relate to by Goodyear’s Communications Division because children are often the biggest influence in getting a household to change its habits and learn to recycle.  They also thought a singing group would catch on with the children as well as adults.


Goodyear currently has no curbside recycling and its garbage is picked up manually.  The new program will be automated and residents will be issued their choice of three sizes of collection containers – 35 gallon, 65 gallon and 95 gallon.  Only one other Valley city, Mesa, offers three sizes of containers.  All other Valley cities use the 95-gallon size as standard.


In the 2004 Citizen Survey, garbage collection was the highest rated citizen service in Goodyear.

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City of Goodyear • 190 N. Litchfield Road • Goodyear AZ 85338 • Phone 623-932-3910 • Toll-Free 1-800-872-1749