COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impactshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561Emergency Management & Homeland Security1/19/2021 4:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClassCFC307A1B8E84A14920096500EC95862"><html> <p>​<strong>We're in this together!</strong> Looking for help? Find information related to the COVID-19 pandemic on this page. Residents with questions about city services and programs are encouraged to call <strong>(602) 262-3111</strong> or e-mail <a target="_blank" href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov">contactus@phoenix.gov</a>​. ​​​​​​​​Phoenix small businesses needing help can call the Phoenix Community and Economic Development hotline at <strong>(602) 262-5040</strong>.</p> <h3>Phoenix Testing Blitz: Free COVID-19 Testing Events</h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399">Find upcoming testing dates and locations, either on-site or with Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van. Learn more.</a> <br></p> <h3>Phoenix Requires Face Coverings; Frequently Asked Questions</h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1353">Face masks are still required in the City of Phoenix. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>City of Phoenix Impacted City Services Update</h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054">Learn what's impacted with current city services. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources </h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/resources">Additional resources for Phoenix businesses, the workforce, and residents relating to COVID-19. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan</h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/COVIDrelief">Information and updates on the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Special Events More Than 50 People </h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/citymanager/specialevent">Help slow the spread of COVID-19! Download application to host a Special Event of more than 50 people in Phoenix. Learn more.</a> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNewsem-and-hsEM & HS
Phoenix Testing Blitz: Free COVID-19 Testing Eventshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security1/19/2021 4:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix Testing Blitz: Free COVID-19 Testing Events<div class="ExternalClass404B1D522585402AA945BEBF53F5F979"><html> <p>Community partners are holding free COVID-19 testing sites on select dates. Pre-registration is required. No cost to community members with no insurance. Mobile Testing Van Locations are listed below. Since its launch on Aug. 18, the COVID-19 Mobile Testing Van has administered more than 35,000 antigen and antibodies tests at nearly 100 locations.<span style="color:rgb(191, 0, 113);text-decoration-style:solid;text-decoration-color:rgb(191, 0, 113);">​​ </span></p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><strong></strong><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561"><strong>Related:</strong> Find information related to the COVID-19 virus and City of Phoenix, including testing, resources, and city impacts. <strong>Visit the information page.</strong></a></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><h2 style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:rgb(191, 0, 113);">COVID-19 Mobile Testing Van</span></h2><p style="text-align:center;">No cost​ testing for those without insurance. The Mobile Testing Van offers viral and antibody tests with <strong>rapid results within 15 minutes</strong>. Testing is limited. Appointments required.<a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-works/1455"> Read about the City of Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van</a>.</p><div><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><h3>Tuesday, January 19, 2021 </h3><p>Devonshire Community Center <br>2802 E. Devonshire Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85016<br>District 6<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Thursday, January 21, 2021 </h3><p>Washington Park <br>6655 N 23rd Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85015<br>District 4<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, January 22, 2021</h3><p>Cesar Chavez Park<br>7858 S. 35th Ave., Laveen Village, AZ 85339<br>District 7<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, January 23, 2021 </h3><p>Cholla Library<br>10050 N. Metro Pkwy E. Phoenix, AZ 85051<br>District 1<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Monday, January 25, 2021 </h3><p>V.H. Lassen Elementary School<br>909 W. Vineyard Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85041<br>District 7 & 8<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Tuesday, January 26, 2021</h3><p>Fry’s Food Store <br>4230 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85009<br>District 4<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Thursday, January 28, 2021 </h3><p>Fry’s Food Store <br>8325 W. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85037<br>District 5<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, January 29, 2021</h3><p>Travis Williams Family Services Center<br>4732 S. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85040<br>District 7<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, January 30, 2021 </h3><p>El Oso Park<br>3451 N. 75th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85033<br>District 5<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a><br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><h2 style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:rgb(191, 0, 113);">Drive-Thru/Walk-Up Testing Sites</span></h2><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><h3>Saturday, January 23, 2021</h3><p>Desert West Park<br>6602 W. Encanto Blvd, Phoenix 85035<br>7:00 a.m. – Noon. Appointments encouraged at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a>  </p><p>Saints Simon and Jude Cathedral<br>6351 N. 27th Ave. <br>7:00 a.m.– Noon. Appointments encouraged at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a>  </p><p>Steele Indian School Park<br>300 E. Indian School Road<br>9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Appointments encouraged at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/</a></p><h3>Saturday, January 30, 2021</h3><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Girls Innovation Academy/Preschool Campus<br>4730 W. Campbell Ave. <br>7:00 a.m. – Noon. Appointments encouraged at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a>  <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></p><p>NFL Yet College Prep Academy<br>222 E Olympic Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85042<br>7:00 a.m. – Noon. Appointments encouraged at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a> </p><p>Steele Indian School Park<br>300 E. Indian School Road<br>9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Appointments encouraged at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/</a></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><p>   </p><h4>Media Contact</h4><p>Yvette Roeder <br>Cell: <span lang="EN">602-501-0620<br>Email <a target="_blank">yvette.roeder@phoenix.gov</a></span></p></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNewsem-and-hsEM & HS
Phoenix Bioscience Hub has $3B in Projects and 7K New Jobs in the Workshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/ced/1712Community and Economic Development1/19/2021 5:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1712/NEWSROOM_CED_210001.jpgPhoenix Bioscience Hub has $3B in Projects and 7K New Jobs in the Works<div class="ExternalClassAAC6EF453E4B45DAA1DD2B04AA846ACE"><html> <p style="text-align:center;"> <em>​​By Angela Gonzales for Phoenix Business Journal</em> <br> </p> <p>The bioscience sector in Phoenix is heating up and the world is taking notice, as exclusive licensing agreements are forged, lab space is being built and medical schools are expanding.</p> <p>Construction is underway or about to begin in Phoenix on bioscience health facilities with a capital value of more than $3 billion, according to data compiled by Phoenix Community and Economic Development. More than 7,000 new bioscience health care jobs will be created in Phoenix during this time.<br></p> <p>The Translational Genomics Research Institute just forged a worldwide exclusive licensing agreement for its proprietary technology that uses a blood test to catch tumors even before X-rays and CT scans. TGen, an affiliate of the City of Hope, now has a deal with Madison, Wisconsin-based Exact Sciences Corp. (Nasdaq: EXAS)<br><em>Read the full story at </em><a target="_blank" href="https://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/news/2021/01/19/phoenix-bioscience-hub-projects-new-jobs.html"><em>Phoenix Business Journal</em></a><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/econdevNewscedCED
Phoenix IN FLUX Kicks Off with Film Screeninghttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/arts-and-culture/1711Arts and Culture1/19/2021 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1711/Newsroom_Arts_020.jpgPhoenix IN FLUX Kicks Off with Film Screening<div class="ExternalClassC470284EAC4D499B84DCE6DBAD877977"><html>PHOENIX – Phoenix IN FLUX kicks off with a January 22 film screening of The Story of Our Journey. The 51-minute video was created by clarinetist Csaba Jevtic-Somlai, composer Dylan Findley and Their Story is Our Story, an international refugee advocacy organization. The film combines an original musical score and electronic media with interviews of refugees detailing their journeys to America. <a href="/arts/influx" target="_blank">Premiering on the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture website</a>, the performance airs at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22 and will be available through 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23:<br><br>The video is inspired by the accounts of refugees who fled life-threatening situations in Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Honduras to find safety in Europe and the United States. Through interviews provided by Their Story Is Our Story, the refugees describe their travels across deserts, mountains, forests, and political borders.<br>​<br>Dylan Findley is a prolific, award-winning composer who describes his music as kaleidoscopic. He has a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Csaba Jevtic-Somlai has performed internationally, touring both as a soloist and with a full-scale orchestra. He has a Doctor of Musical Arts from ASU and currently directs band and string orchestras at two Phoenix public elementary schools. The Story of Our Journey was commissioned by the City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture Public Art Program.<br><br>This is the first in a series of six IN FLUX performances by Arizona artists and teams. Other featured performers will include the Central AZ Chapter of Barbershop Harmony Society, the team of dancer Nicole L. Olson and ceramic artist Patricia Sannit, Katharine Leigh Simpson, Erin V. Sotak, and the artist collective Whistling Moon. To ensure public safety, most of the events will be presented online. The <a href="/arts/influx" target="_blank">city's In FLUX web page</a> will provide ongoing updates and information about the projects and their schedules.<br><br>IN FLUX is a collaboration with Artlink and five other Valley cities, including Peoria, Chandler, Scottsdale, Tempe and Glendale.<br><br>The City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture manages an award-winning public art program, invests nearly $1 million annually in grants to nonprofit arts organizations, oversees eight cultural facilities, including the Gallery @ City Hall, promotes arts learning for youth and professional development opportunities for individual artists, and participates in national studies and research to make a strong case for the arts and demonstrate their economic, social, practical, and educational benefits.<br><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/artsNewsarts-and-cultureA+C
City of Phoenix Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday Notice https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/article/1709Articles and Features1/13/2021 11:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1709/Newsroom_CommOffice_01.jpgCity of Phoenix Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday Notice <div class="ExternalClass35598A8725214EE69C4C0F2C9D5FD283"><html> <p>​City of Phoenix offices will be closed Monday, January 18, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.<br></p> <p>Here's how city services are affected:<br></p> <p> <strong>Solid Waste:</strong> Trash and recycling will be collected as usual.  There will be no change in collection day.  Please place your trash and recycling containers 4 feet apart at the curb by 5:30 a.m.<br></p> <p> <strong>Transfer Stations:</strong> The 27th Avenue and North Gateway Transfer Stations will be closed.<br></p> <p> <strong>Public Transit:</strong> Bus and light rail are operating on a weekday service schedule. No RAPID or Express bus service. Customer Service is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Service windows at transit centers are closed. Visit <a href="https://www.valleymetro.org/maps-schedules" target="_blank"> <strong>valleymetro.org</strong></a><strong> </strong>for more information. <br></p> <p> <strong>Library: </strong>All Phoenix Public Library locations are closed. Phoenix Public Library book drops remain available with the exception of South Mountain Community Library.   Customers may access library resources 24/7 by visiting<strong> </strong> <a href="http://phoenixpubliclibrary.org/" target="_blank"> <strong>phoenixpubliclibrary.org.</strong></a><strong>   </strong><br></p> <p> <strong>Parking Meters:</strong> All <a href="/streets/parking-meters" target="_blank"> <strong>parking meters </strong></a>are enforced 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, including weekends and holidays.</p> <p style="text-align:center;"> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> <strong>-30-</strong> </span> </p> <p> <br> </p> ​<br></html></div>NewsarticleArticle
Critical Incident Briefing: Officer-involved Shooting near 27th Avenue and Orangewood Avenue https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/1708Police1/13/2021 9:40:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1708/CIB.pnghttps://youtu.be/2t7RZg2iVnsCritical Incident Briefing: Officer-involved Shooting near 27th Avenue and Orangewood Avenue <div class="ExternalClass6070AB16084449DE9044805BCEB62DAC"><html> <p>​​​The Phoenix Police Department released a Critical Incident Briefing (CIB) video which includes information, audio, video and pictures related to an officer-involved shooting (OIS) that occurred on December 28, 2020, in the area of 27th Ave. and Orangewood Ave.<br><br>This incident started at approximately 8:45 p.m., when a woman called 911 to report that her ex-boyfriend was in the patio of her apartment and was refusing to leave. The caller also informed the 911 operator that he had been violent in the past with her and that he was causing problems for her.  <br><br>The caller identified the man as 30-year-old, Jordan Crawford. <br><br>The officers arrived and the suspect was no longer at the apartment and they began to look for the Crawford.<br><br>Within minutes, Crawford was found walking through an open area of the apartment complex. An officer called out to Crawford to detain him but Crawford did not stop and told the officer that he had a gun as he placed his right hand behind his rear waistband area.<br><br>Crawford and the officer continued to talk and walk through the complex. The officer told Crawford to show him his hands, which he refused and continued to walk backwards from officers. The interaction between the officers and Crawford continued onto 27th Avenue. <br><br>Vehicle traffic stopped just missing Crawford as he crossed the street. Officers were able to contain him as he reached the east sidewalk. Once he got to the sidewalk Crawford stopped and leaned forward and began to yell with his hand behind his back. He began to count down and when he got to one, he swiftly pulled his hand from his back and the officers reacted to the threat. <br><br>Officers deployed less lethal munition to safely approach Crawford in an effort to administer first aid. <br><br>During the investigation a weapon was not recovered. <br><br>The five officers involved in this incident are all assigned to the Cactus park precinct. There were no injuries to officers or any other community members.<br><br>This incident is the subject of both an internal and a criminal investigation, which will be reviewed by the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. Conclusions about whether the actions of the officers are consistent with department policy and the law will not be made until all facts are known and the investigation is complete.<br><br>Public records law required redaction of certain personal identifying information before video is released publicly. This is why you see some parts of Body Worn Camera (BWC) blurred or covered with a black box. Redacted video is released to local media in conjunction with the release of this Critical Incident Briefing for independent review and publication. Complete, unedited versions of the BWC are released to attorneys and the courts as evidence in a criminal case. <br><br>Please be advised, the attached video may contain strong language as well as graphic images which may be disturbing to some people. Viewer discretion is advised.<br></p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolice
Critical Incident Briefing: Officer-involved Shooting near 27th Avenue and Indian School Roadhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/1707Police1/13/2021 9:26:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/_w202v2AWccCritical Incident Briefing: Officer-involved Shooting near 27th Avenue and Indian School Road<div class="ExternalClass040D9C3F32AF49BEAFF85DFAFC29D12A"><html> <p></p> <strong>WARNING: The attached video may contain strong language as well as graphic images which may be disturbing to some people. Viewer discretion is advised.</strong> <br> <br>The Phoenix Police Department released a Critical Incident Briefing (CIB) video that includes audio, visuals and information related to an officer-involved shooting (OIS) which occurred on December 28, 2020, at approximately 12:15 a.m. in the area of 27th Avenue and Indian School Road.<br><br>Phoenix Police Patrol Officers were in the area of 27th Avenue and Indian School Road on an unrelated traffic stop when they heard shots fired just north of their location.<br><br>Officers left the traffic stop and drove to the area where the shots were heard. A female officer was flagged down in the parking lot of a strip mall near Indian School Road and 27th Avenue by a woman later identified as 47-year-old, Helen Jones.<br><br>Jones told the officer that someone was trying to get into her truck.<br><br>The officer asked Jones if she had any weapons and told her to lift her shirt and show her waistband. Jones denied having any weapons but refused to show the right-side hip area where she appeared to be concealing a gun. The officer began giving verbal commands to Jones.<br><br>The officer requested additional units to her location and advised them the woman appeared to be armed and may have been involved in the shots fired. Additional officers arrived and communicated with Jones for approximately 13 minutes.<br><br>Jones ignored officer’s direction and turned towards officers, pointing a gun at them. Two officers fired at Jones striking her. A third officer also deployed less lethal munition from a stunbag.<br><br>Officers provided first-aid until the Phoenix Fire Department arrived on scene. Jones was transported to the hospital where she was pronounced deceased.<br><br>The weapon used by Jones was recovered at the scene.<br><br>The officers involved are assigned to the Maryvale Estrella Mountain Precinct. One officer is 24 years old with 3 years of service and the second officer is 26 years old with 4 years of service.<br><br>There were no injuries to officers or other community members.<br><br>Conclusions about whether the actions of the officers are consistent with department policy and the law will not be made until all facts are known and the investigation is complete. An internal investigation by the Professional Standard Bureau is currently underway, in addition to a criminal investigation. Once the criminal investigation is complete it will then be reviewed by the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.<br><br>Public records law required redaction of certain personal identifying information before video is released publicly. This is why you may see some parts of Body Worn Camera (BWC) blurred or covered with a black box. Redacted video is released to local media in conjunction with the release of this Critical Incident Briefing for independent review and publication. Complete, unedited versions of the BWC are released to attorneys and the courts as evidence in a criminal case.<br></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolice
Phoenix Implements Hazardous Waste Home Pick-up Programhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/1706Public Works (Trash and Recycling)1/13/2021 8:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1706/Newsroom_PublicWorks_015.jpgPhoenix Implements Hazardous Waste Home Pick-up Program<div class="ExternalClassAB27F41DBE074764B4C25E214D3CBC2D"><html> ​<br><br><p>The Phoenix City Council recently approved the implementation of a 6-month pilot program that will allow Phoenix solid waste customers to schedule a home pickup of their household hazardous waste (HHW) materials beginning mid-January 2021.<br></p> The HHW Home Pickup Pilot Program will be managed by the Phoenix Public Works Department in partnership with <a href="http://karyenvironmental.com/" target="_blank">Kary Environmental Services​</a>, a local company that offers professional collection and handling of hazardous waste materials. Public Works is responsible for the proper collection, diversion and disposal of trash and recyclable materials from more than 400,000 Phoenix residential customers. <br><br> “The HHW Home Pickup Pilot Program is another example of the ways the city of Phoenix is adapting to the realities of COVID-19 while still providing crucial services. This home pickup program makes it easy for residents to properly dispose of hazardous materials, including things like batteries and paint,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “We expect this effort will result in up to 700 tons of waste diverted from landfills annually. I'm proud that Phoenix can provide this common-sense service at no additional cost to residents.”<br><br> To participate in the program and schedule a pickup beginning Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, solid waste residential customers who wish to dispose of HHW materials--such as paints, aerosols, batteries, electronics and chemicals--need to remember three simple steps: <br><br> 1. Check acceptable HHW materials list by visiting <a target="_blank" href="https://phoenix.gov/publicworks/hhw">phoenix.gov/publicworks/HHW</a>. The list is extensive and details the maximum quantities for accepted chemicals, paints and some electronics, per scheduled collection.<br><br> 2. Schedule a home pick-up online at <a target="_blank" href="https://phoenix.gov/publicworks/hhw">phoenix.gov/publicworks/HHW</a> or by calling 602-262-6251. Residents may schedule a pickup during the last two weeks of every other month, beginning in January. Actual collection of the materials will take place the following month. <br><br> 3. Place properly contained, sealed and labeled HHW materials at a visible and accessible area next to your garage or front door on the scheduled pickup date. This is important for safety purposes. DO NOT place HHW materials at the curb or on the sidewalk.<br><br> “During these difficult times, it's important for the City of Phoenix to provide vital services to our residents in a safe, physically distanced way,” said Vice Mayor Thelda Williams, chair of the Transportation, Infrastructure and Innovation subcommittee. “By implementing home pickups for household hazardous waste materials, the Public Works department is meeting this need, while also ensuring proper disposal of chemicals and toxic wastes that could harm families and the environment.”<br><br> There is no additional cost to request a home pickup for solid waste residential customers. The program is already included as part of the solid waste monthly rate. For the 6-month duration of the pilot program, each solid waste customer/household is entitled to one free HHW pick-up. Additionally, the current <a target="_blank" href="/publicworkssite/Documents/HHW%20Alternatives.pdf">HHW Alternative Drop-off program,</a> implemented in April 2020, will remain available at no cost to Phoenix solid waste customers. <br><br> <em style="text-decoration:underline;">HHW Collection Background Information: </em> <br><br> The city of Phoenix has been hosting HHW collection events since 1988 to ensure the proper disposal of chemicals and other toxic wastes that affect human health and the environment. Before the pandemic, the Public Works Department hosted nine drive thru HHW collection events per year at various locations, with each event occurring on a Friday and Saturday. On average, each HHW drive-thru event garnered 700 customers/vehicles. <br><br> In April, however, all HHW collection events were canceled because of physical-distancing protocols for the safety of customers, employees and contractors. As a quick alternative for residents, Public Works offered three different vendor drop-off locations, where residents can call ahead to drop off HHW materials at their own time. Since switching to the drop-off model in April, the average number of customers who took advantage of the no-cost HHW drop-off option decreased to 200 per month.  <br><br> On average, Phoenix's HHW collection program diverts approximately 500-700 tons of HHW materials from the landfill. <br><br> <p>For more information about Phoenix's HHW Home Pickup Pilot Program, visit the <a target="_blank" href="https://phoenix.gov/publicworks/hhw">Household Hazardous Waste webpage. ​</a><br></p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/publicworksNewspublic-worksPublic Works

 

 

 

 

Face Coverings Requiredhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/DispForm.aspx?ID=18https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/Attachments/18/Mask_Slider.jpgFace Coverings Required<div class="ExternalClass8DE6AF03F13B43BAB7648EA69C9E912F"><html>​Every person in the city of Phoenix, ages two and over, shall cover their nose and mouth whenever they are away from their home or residence. Learn more about this declaration<br></html></div>Newshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/13536/19/2020 8:18:55 PM2/28/2021 8:18:55 PM

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