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Every-Other-Week Trash Pick-Up Update

The City of Tacoma reports that the switch to every-other-week garbage pick-up is meeting goals for cost-savings and greenhouse gas reduction.

The every-other-week program, rolled out last year is cutting City fuel costs by 44%, for about $163,000 saved over the course of the year, according to a City press release. The City also says a lot of Tacoma residents were able to save money by downsizing their containers after the initial roll-out.

“What we found as we went out and talked to customers was that many were paying for a higher service level than they needed,” Torres explained. “By helping them get the right sized container we were able to make the proper service level adjustments for them to make the new collection schedule work.”

The latest from the City sounds like the change is working out well. What has your experience been?


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