Note from City on Trash Pick UpFebruary 8th, 2013 by Joe Burgess
The City of Monticello apologizes for any inconveniences caused in the process to convert from bag pick up to cart pick up for solid waste.
Every address with a cart will be picked up one day a week and those days are based off of the voting wards; ward one will be picked up every Monday, ward two on Tuesday, ward three on Thursday and ward four on Friday. If you don’t know which ward you live in, please call 367-3415.
The City ran out of carts in ward four and has ordered more, for those who don’t receive a cart, please continue placing your trash in the same manner as before until your cart arrives, you will be picked up every Friday. On the days with holidays, those wards will be picked up that following Wednesday.
Carts must be turned the proper way for pickup, the silver bar must face the street or the cart cannot be picked up. The lid must be able to close. The cart cannot be within 4 feet of any other object or the cart cannot be picked up. Thank you for your patience.
Hopefully, the buzzing will be limited to residents, and not include flies from piling up trash, as the city works to better the ongoing issues involved with swapping over all 4 city wards simultaneously to the new automated trash pick-up system.
Special information for Ward 4 pick-up TODAYis posted below.
Wards 1,2, and 3 have been picked up, as best as they could be. Residents that had their new “mini-dumpsters” turned around (and other pick-up problems) will soon be contacted by the mayor’s office on how to deal with their individual issues. Many mini-dumpsters are still sitting around, with their “info-packet” attached.
Ward 4 has more complicated problems. The city ordered 160 mini-dumpsters too few, so 160 Ward 4 customers are being instructed to place their trash by the roadway, however they can (old cans or bagged) for their new Friday-only trash service. This takes effect for TODAY’s pick-up, and remains until the new mini-dumpsters arrive 4-5 weeks from now.
MLive has invited the city to post updates to the residents, to improve the poor communications that have taken place about this ongoing issue.
More information will be posted as specific details develop.
New Automated Trash Collection Continues
Feb. 6, 2013
With two days behind us, the city’s new automated trash collection system seems to have annoyed more residents than it has impressed.
This video shows an experienced driver working with dumpsters placed close together. The local driver has been practicing, but “hitting the streets” is always a challenge.
Please remember to have your dumpster placed with the metal bar facing the street, and keep it at least two foot from other objects (such as cars mailboxes, etc.)
The city is using the old trash truck to try to help, until the new system works out some of the bugs in the process.
Many residents, during the distribution of the new trash dumpsters, complained that they were big, ugly, and would only be picked up once per week.
The city’s decision to purchase the new automated collection system as based on safety and cost reduction.
The new process started Monday, with Ward 1 being collected on Mondays; Ward 2 will be picked up on Tuesdays; Ward 3 will be serviced on Thursdays; and Friday will be the collection day for Ward 4.
If there is a city holiday where your ward’s collection day is missed, your trash will be picked up on Wednesday of that week.
By using the larger dumpsters, the city is reducing pick-up days to once per week. By moving to the automated system, the city will have only a driver on the trash truck; removing the two men “hanging on the back” of the truck. This removes possible safety risks, especially during wet and icy conditions
Attached below are information pages from the city’s packet that were hooked to each dumpster.
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