In a change from early communications about the switch the city is making from Republic Services to GFL, here are the key dates of the transition.
Previously shared info about cart selection follows:
The process is still open via which residents can request refuse and recycling carts of a different size than what they're slated to get when GFL begins service as the city's new refuse, recycling and yard-waste vendor.
Most residents will receive 65-gallon refuse and recycling carts from GFL, while some residents of attached condominiums will receive 35-gallon containers. Current provider Republic Services, which owns its own carts, will be removing them some time after its last collection day.
Residents can switch into 95-gallon, 65-gallon or 35-gallon refuse containers and 65-gallon and 35-gallon recycling containers or an 18-gallon recycling tote. Remember, under GFL, recycling will be picked up weekly. Requesting an alternate cart size is easy and can be done by:
Residents can also use the above methods to request additional carts, which are $65 each except for 18-gallon recycling totes, which are $35. The first deadline to make such requests was Friday, Aug. 20 at noon. Requests are still be taken after that, but after Nov. 17 all swaps will cost $65. NOTE: Residents selecting alternate cart sizes may not receive their selected choice until after the first day of the new service, even if they met the Aug. 20 deadline.
Until October 2021 your recycling, trash and yard-waste collection day is Friday. Republic Services is your provider. Recycling is picked up every other week.
Refuse cans or bags should be placed at the curb by 7:00 AM on your collection day. Your refuse may be placed at the curb using your blue trash can that was furnished to you. Any extra bags that do not fit in blue trash can are to be set beside your blue can. You may place as much as you want at the curb, as long as it is all properly bagged. Please separate refuse bags and cans several feet away from your recycling bin.
Bulk Items: Republic collects large household items each week along with your regular pickup without additional charge and without any advance call. This service includes such items as carpet (must be rolled and secured for one person handling), water softeners, mattresses and box springs, furniture, and large appliances. Refrigerators and items with doors need to be secured shut.