New refuse, recycling schedule starts Monday

SIERRA VISTA— Whether they love it, hate it or don’t even know about it yet, all Sierra Vista refuse customers will wake up Monday morning to a new trash and recycling pick-up schedule.

The first thing to remember is that pick-up days will not change but the times might, as the routes have been adjusted for the implementation of the city’s one and one system, Public Works Operations Manager Richard Cayer said. The first pick-up of the week will still be for trash, so the real change will be later in the week when trucks make rounds on Thursday and Friday to nab recyclables for the first time.

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brian on Sun, 09/30/2012 - 7:45am

That’s wonderful, something is going to affect all city residents, but we
gotta pay the Herald to find out all teh details. “Serving” the community,

Sumtingwong on Sun, 09/30/2012 - 9:56am

I am sure that all of the customers have been notified. If everything you
need to know is in the Herald, you should enlarge your little circle.

Windsor on Sun, 09/30/2012 - 7:21pm

the contract people have for refuse/recycling is with the City of SV, not the
Herald. All of this information is available FREE at their site as well as in
a flyer that was distributed to all customers (for FREE)a few weeks back. It
has also been in City publications (which are FREE)—the City has been very
proactive in getting the information out there.

abninf on Mon, 10/01/2012 - 7:59am
Title: waitaminit...

recycling was free volunteer project that was collected every other week
while we paid for a twice a week waste pickup service. Now the recycle pickup
is weekly and trash collection is reduced to once a week so will we see a
reduction in fees?

FreeWill on Mon, 10/01/2012 - 10:36am
Title: get real

No you will never see a decrease in refuse services. But you may pay more for
a bigger container bwahahahahahaha

Knight Rider on Mon, 10/01/2012 - 11:08am
Title: Funny...

Good one! Reduction in fees… Unlikely; this was a money making decision
from the get go.

soccer808 on Mon, 10/01/2012 - 12:51pm
Title: uh no.

Sadly, the fees will not be reduced, even though service is reduced. I
received a letter about this in the mail before the service started. I forget
what their excuse was — but either way, there will be no changes in charges.
Nice, huh?

abninf on Mon, 10/01/2012 - 1:51pm

income for the city is being generated with all kinds of new & innovative
projects. Red light cameras, acquire an entire bar with facilities for free,
mobile speed trap trailer, increase fees for use of public facilities (parks
& ball fields), reduce waste collection services yet charge the same rate,
and more profit with the expanded recycling program. City manger, operations
director and their staffs have been busy! Some people would be suspicious of

brian on Mon, 10/01/2012 - 4:15pm

there’s more to life than Sierra Vista? No way. not all customers were
notified, hence my interest in the story. What’s wrong with expecting the
full story?

brian on Mon, 10/01/2012 - 4:17pm

who the people have a contract with is irrelevent: the Herald started a story
and the Herald is where I should find the rest of the story, regardless of
where else the info is availble.

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