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Resources Available for Monsoon Storm Cleanuphttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/3133Public Works (Trash and Recycling)6/15/2024 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3133/Newsroom_MonsoonPW_1000.jpgResources Available for Monsoon Storm Cleanup<div class="ExternalClassA361854AEC374923B219FFB44C730339"><html> <div>​The 2024 Monsoon officially began on June 15. The Phoenix Public Works Department offers many services that may come in handy before, during, and after big storms. <br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Once the first major storm event with likely flooding is in the forecast (as determined by the Office of Emergency Management), sand for sandbags will be made available (while supplies last) at specific City parks. Residents will need to bring their own bags and shovels. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong>NOTE: Sand is not yet available at the following locations. The City of Phoenix will publish additional notices when a monsoon event necessitates sand placement in the following parks: </strong> </div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <ul> <li>District 1 – Paseo Highlands Park – 3435 W. Pinnacle Peak Rd. <br></li> <li>District 2 – Paradise Valley Park – 17642 N. 40th St. <br></li> <li>District 3 – Moon Valley Park – 502 W. Coral Gables Dr. <br></li> <li>District 4 – Encanto Park Sports Complex – 2121 N. 15th Ave. <br></li> <li>District 5 – El Oso Park – 3451 N. 75th Ave. <br></li> <li>District 6 – Pecos Park – 17010 S. 48th St. <br></li> <li>District 7 – Cesar Chavez Park – 7858 S. 35th Ave. <br></li> <li>District 8 – Esteban Park – 3345 E. Roeser Rd. </li> </ul> </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Fallen branches and large storm debris can be placed for <a href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?799274033f7d1afe069926307ca0d76a9092653b8ee774527576b148d61f6c0c" target="_blank">bulk trash collection</a> if it happens during your placement/collection week (be sure to check the <a href="/publicworkssite/Documents/2024%20Bulk%20Trash%20Collection%20Schedule_English.pdf" target="_blank">placement and collection schedule</a>). </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Beginning September 30, we will switch to an <a href="/publicworkssite/Documents/Flyer_English_Appointment_Bulk_Trash.pdf" target="_blank">appointment-based bulk trash collection system</a> that will allow you to schedule a pickup that’s convenient for you! </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>If you need to dispose of fallen branches when it’s not your turn for bulk trash collection, you can cut them into small pieces, bag them, and put them in your curbside or alley trash container. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Each residential customer can drop off up to one ton of debris per calendar month (single visit) directly at our <a href="/publicworks/garbage/disposable" target="_blank">transfer stations </a>at no charge. Be sure to bring your City services bill and your ID. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong>Other Monsoon Reminders </strong> <br> </div> <div> <ul> <li>Please bag and tie all trash (do not bag recyclables<br></li> <li>Make sure your lid is closed <br></li> <li>Return your empty containers back to your property promptly so they don't float or blow away in the street during a storm. <br></li> <li>If your curbside containers get damaged (or lost!) during a monsoon storm, you can schedule a service to have your container either repaired or replaced for free. <br></li> </ul> </div> <div> <strong>Household Hazardous Waste</strong> <br> </div> <div>As temperatures rise, so does the danger of putting hazardous waste in curbside trash or recycling bins. Items like batteries, pool chemicals, paints, and oils can cause garbage truck fires (also known as hot loads) that endanger truck drivers, slow down collection, and cause extremely expensive damage. Please utilize the <a href="/publicworks/recycling/household-hazardous-waste" target="_blank">Household Hazardous Waste Collection program​</a> to properly dispose of hazardous items. <br></div> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/publicworksNewspublic-worksPublic Works
Public Works Announces Switch to Appointment-Based Bulk Trash Collection https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/3100Public Works (Trash and Recycling)5/15/2024 5:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3100/Newsroom_PWD_001.jpgPublic Works Announces Switch to Appointment-Based Bulk Trash Collection <div class="ExternalClass28D83D1C0FC44E3F9E5A76F9B5488206"><html> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">The City of Phoenix is changing the way bulk trash is collected. At</span> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">City Council’s Transportation, Infrastructure, and Planning (TIP) Subcommittee meeting on May 15</span><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">,</span><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> the Appointment-Based Bulk Trash system was presented. The new program will offer residents the ability to </span> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">schedule</span> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">their own bulk trash collection, rather than waiting for quarterly bulk trash pickup during the dates assigned to their area. </span> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Appointment-based bulk trash collection begins on September 30, 2024.</span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> <strong>What’s different?</strong> </span> <br><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Under the current bulk trash program, Public Works lays out a collection schedule for the entire year for 13 different regions across the city, giving each region four designated collection periods annually. <strong><em>The appointment-based system will be replacing quarterly collection beginning on September 30.</em></strong> A</span><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">ll bulk trash collection on or after that date must be scheduled online.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":false,"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559685":0,"335559737":0,"335559738":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Customers will have the freedom to schedule bulk trash pickup based on when they need it, rather than according to a citywide calendar. Residents will schedule a pickup date online</span><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">. The portal will offer available collection dates based on the customer’s address. Upon selecting a date, customers will get an email confirmation and can then begin to place their large items at the edge of their property no more than 7 days ahead of their pickup appointment. <span style="font-size:16px;">The new p</span><span style="font-size:16px;">rogram will </span><span style="font-size:16px;">eliminate the collection of </span><span style="font-size:16px;">b</span><span style="font-size:16px;">u</span><span style="font-size:16px;">lk trash</span><span style="font-size:16px;"> in alleys.</span> Customers will be allowed up to 10 cubic yards of trash per collection (approximately 17 ft. X 4 ft. X 4 ft.).</span></span></div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:16px;"> <strong>What’s the same?</strong> </span> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span> <br style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:16px;">Customers are still allowed up to four bulk trash collections each year. </span> <a href="/publicworks/bulktrash" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:16px;">General guidelines</span></a> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:16px;">on permitted/prohibited items for bulk trash will remain the same.</span> </div> <div> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:16px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> <strong>What are the benefits of Bulk Trash by Appointment?</strong> </span> <br> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> <em>Convenience</em> </span> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> - The scheduling model will also allow residents flexibility and convenience according to their own needs. For example, a customer could avoid placing bulk items out during the heat of summer months and schedule appointments only in the winter. Or someone who is slowly cleaning out their garage could schedule all four collections in the same month if they wanted to.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":false,"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559685":0,"335559737":0,"335559738":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </span> </div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;background-color:window;color:windowtext;" data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"><em>Reduced blight </em>– </span><span style="font-size:16px;background-color:window;color:windowtext;"> </span><span style="font-size:16px;background-color:window;color:windowtext;" data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Because customers may begin putting items on the edge of their property no earlier than seven days before their selected collection day, trash will be left out for a significantly shorter amount of time.</span><span style="font-size:16px;background-color:window;color:windowtext;"> </span><br></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;"><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"></span> <br><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"><em>Blockout dates</em></span><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> -- The new model will not allow customers to schedule collection on dates surrounding Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day each year. This will help eliminate unsightly trash piles during times when visitors and trick-or-treaters are out and about.</span></span></div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> <em>Streamlined process</em> </span> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> -- Because Public Works will be able to build collection ​routes according to scheduled appointments, items won’t be sitting outside as long, staff workloads will be more equitable, and equipment operators will spend less time outside during the hottest parts of the day.</span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> <strong>Important Dates</strong> </span> <br><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Friday, August 30, 2024 – Residents can begin scheduling bulk trash appointments online</span><br><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Monday, September 30, 2024 – First day of Bulk Trash by Appointment. </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">All collections from this point on must be scheduled online.</span> <br><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"></span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":false,"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559685":0,"335559737":0,"335559738":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></span> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW37491305 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;"> <p class="Paragraph SCXW37491305 BCX0" style="margin:0px 0px 10.6667px;line-height:1.6;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">For more information on the program, visit the Bulk Trash <a target="_blank" href="/publicworks/bulktrash">homepage​</a>.</span> </span> </p> </div> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/publicworksNewspublic-worksPublic Works
Final Four Success: Phoenix Achieves Another Zero Waste Eventhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/3075Public Works (Trash and Recycling)4/15/2024 5:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3075/Newsroom photo Final Four.jpgFinal Four Success: Phoenix Achieves Another Zero Waste Event<div class="ExternalClass0211F42A9DE049A0A0FCACBF5FB26C08"><html>​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:16px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">​The final numbers are in and Phoenix once again reached its goal of </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:16px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">making Final Four Fan Fest a Zero Waste Event. During the four days of downtown events, 94.2% of all waste collected by the Public Works Department was diverted away from the landfill. A Zero Waste event is defined as one with at least 90% waste diversion.<br></span><br style="font-size:16px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"><div><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">Public Works collected, sorted, and weighed a total of 54.48 tons of waste from Fan Fest events. Of that, 51.32 tons was comprised of food waste (and other compostable items) and recyclable materials (such as paper, cardboard, and plastic water bottles). Food waste and compostable items were sent to the 27</span><span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span style="" data-fontsize="12">th</span></span><span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"> Avenue Compost Facility.  Recyclable items were sent to the North Gateway Transfer Station’s Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) where they will be further sorted, baled, and shipped off to remanufacturers.</span></span></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">Only 5.8% of the waste from downtown Final Four events ended up in the landfill.</span></span></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><br></span></span></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">“Achieving this Zero Waste event was a process that started long before the Final Four came to town,” said Lorizelda Stoeller, Deputy Public Works Director. “There’s so much planning that goes into bin placement, collection schedules, and educating visitors about which items should go in which bin.”</span></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">About 60 Public Works employees were working shifts throughout the Final Four events. Even after the National Championship was over, crews continued sorting through waste at the Transfer Station, gathering recyclable items that were placed in garbage bins. Together, those crews walked more than 640,000 steps – more than 320 miles!</span></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">During the events, residential collection and bulk trash pick-ups throughout Phoenix</span><span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"> </span><span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">also c</span></span><span style="font-size:16px;background-color:window;color:windowtext;">ontinued as regularly scheduled without interruption.</span></span></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">“I am proud that major Zero Waste events are the standard for Phoenix," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. "In 2023, we hosted the greenest Super Bowl Experience on record, so it was only natural for us to follow-up with a Zero Waste Final Four Fan Fest this year. We appreciate visitors' efforts to recycle right and congratulate our Public Works staff on both this amazing accomplishment and continued dedication to putting on sustainable events in Phoenix!"</span></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><div style="font-size:13.3333px;"><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:16px;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>During downtown events surrounding Super Bowl LVII, Public Works collected 101 tons of material, <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-works/2666">92.6% of which was diverted from the landfill​</a>.</span><span style="font-size:16px;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;" data-ccp-props="{"134233117":false,"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559685":-20,"335559737":-20,"335559738":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" class="EOP SCXW16245691 BCX0"> ​</span></span></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" data-ccp-props="{"134233117":false,"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559685":-20,"335559737":-20,"335559738":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" class="EOP SCXW16245691 BCX0"><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></span></div><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></span></div></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/publicworksNewspublic-worksPublic Works
Felipe Moreno Named Public Works Directorhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/2870Public Works (Trash and Recycling)9/26/2023 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2870/Newsroom - New PWD Director.pngFelipe Moreno Named Public Works Director<div class="ExternalClassCB9F3E5624694387BAB9006DB54162E9"><html> <div style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;" class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW195133723 BCX0"><p style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;" lang="EN-US" class="Paragraph SCXW195133723 BCX0"><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:16px;" class="TrackedChange SCXW195133723 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:16px;" class="TextRun SCXW195133723 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">Following a</span></span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:16px;" class="TrackedChange SCXW195133723 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:16px;" class="TextRun SCXW195133723 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"> competitive</span></span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:16px;" class="TrackedChange SCXW195133723 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:16px;" class="TextRun SCXW195133723 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"> nationwide recruitment process, </span></span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:16px;" class="TrackedChange SCXW195133723 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:16px;" class="TextRun SCXW195133723 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">Phoenix City Manager Jeff Barton has selected</span></span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:16px;" class="TrackedChange SCXW195133723 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:16px;" class="TextRun SCXW195133723 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"> Felipe Moreno as the new Public Works Director effective October 2, 2023.</span></span></span></p><p style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;" lang="EN-US" class="Paragraph SCXW195133723 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:16px;" class="TrackedChange SCXW195133723 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:16px;" class="TextRun SCXW195133723 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style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:16px;" class="TrackedChange SCXW195133723 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:16px;" class="TextRun SCXW195133723 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"> more than 600 employees. The Solid Waste Utility manages residential solid waste collection, post-collection, customer engagement, and zero waste initiatives for more than 418,000 customers.</span></span></span></p><p style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;" lang="EN-US" class="Paragraph SCXW195133723 BCX0"><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:16px;" class="TextRun EmptyTextRun SCXW195133723 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"></span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:16px;" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" class="EOP TrackedChange SCXW195133723 BCX0"> </span></span></p></div><div style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;" class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW195133723 BCX0"><p style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;" lang="EN-US" class="Paragraph SCXW195133723 BCX0"><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:16px;" class="TrackedChange SCXW195133723 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:16px;" class="TextRun SCXW195133723 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">“Felipe’s record speaks for itself,” Barton said. “</span></span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:16px;" class="TrackedChange SCXW195133723 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:16px;" class="TextRun SCXW195133723 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">He’s been a</span></span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:16px;" class="TrackedChange SCXW195133723 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:16px;" class="TextRun SCXW195133723 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">n</span></span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:16px;" class="TrackedChange SCXW195133723 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:16px;" class="TextRun SCXW195133723 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"> </span></span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:16px;" class="TrackedChange SCXW195133723 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:16px;" class="TextRun SCXW195133723 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">asset for Phoenix in multiple departments and h</span></span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:16px;" class="TrackedChange SCXW195133723 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:16px;" class="TextRun SCXW195133723 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">is leadership has been tested and proven time and time again. </span></span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:16px;" class="TrackedChange SCXW195133723 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:16px;" class="TextRun SCXW195133723 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">I am confident t</span></span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:16px;" class="TrackedChange SCXW195133723 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:16px;" class="TextRun SCXW195133723 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">he Public Works Department and </span></span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:16px;" class="TrackedChange SCXW195133723 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:16px;" class="TextRun SCXW195133723 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">our residential customers will be in</span></span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:16px;" class="TrackedChange SCXW195133723 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:16px;" class="TextRun SCXW195133723 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"> capable hands.”</span></span></span></p><p style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;" lang="EN-US" class="Paragraph SCXW195133723 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:16px;" class="TrackedChange SCXW195133723 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:16px;" class="TextRun SCXW195133723 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><br></span></span></p></div><div style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;" class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW195133723 BCX0"><p style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;" lang="EN-US" class="Paragraph SCXW195133723 BCX0"><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:16px;" class="TrackedChange SCXW195133723 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:16px;" class="TextRun SCXW195133723 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">Moreno</span></span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:16px;" class="TrackedChange SCXW195133723 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:16px;" class="TextRun SCXW195133723 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"> started with the City of Phoenix in 2000 as a Caseworker II in the Human Services Department's Head Start Program. He was selected for the 2006 Management Intern Program, where he completed rotations in the Budget and Research Department, City Manager's Office, and Housing Department. In 2007, Felipe joined the Public Works Department as an Administrative Assistant II.</span></span></span></p><p style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;" lang="EN-US" class="Paragraph SCXW195133723 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:16px;" class="TrackedChange SCXW195133723 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:16px;" class="TextRun SCXW195133723 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><br></span></span></p></div><div style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;" class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW195133723 BCX0"><p style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;" lang="EN-US" class="Paragraph SCXW195133723 BCX0"><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:16px;" class="TrackedChange SCXW195133723 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:16px;" class="TextRun SCXW195133723 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">Since joining the Public Works Department, </span></span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:16px;" class="TrackedChange SCXW195133723 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:16px;" class="TextRun SCXW195133723 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">Moreno</span></span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:16px;" class="TrackedChange SCXW195133723 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:16px;" class="TextRun SCXW195133723 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"> </span></span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:16px;" class="TrackedChange SCXW195133723 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:16px;" class="TextRun SCXW195133723 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">has </span></span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:16px;" class="TrackedChange SCXW195133723 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:16px;" class="TextRun SCXW195133723 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">also </span></span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:16px;" class="TrackedChange SCXW195133723 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:16px;" class="TextRun SCXW195133723 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">held positions of Management Assistant </span></span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:16px;" class="TrackedChange SCXW195133723 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:16px;" class="TextRun SCXW195133723 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">II</span></span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:16px;" class="TrackedChange SCXW195133723 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:16px;" class="TextRun SCXW195133723 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"> and</span></span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:16px;" class="TrackedChange SCXW195133723 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:16px;" class="TextRun SCXW195133723 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"> Deputy Public Works Director</span></span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:16px;" class="TrackedChange SCXW195133723 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:16px;" class="TextRun SCXW195133723 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"> before being promoted to Assistant Director.</span></span></span></p><p style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;" lang="EN-US" class="Paragraph SCXW195133723 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:16px;" class="TrackedChange SCXW195133723 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:16px;" class="TextRun SCXW195133723 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><br></span></span></p></div><div style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;" class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW195133723 BCX0"><p style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;" lang="EN-US" class="Paragraph SCXW195133723 BCX0"><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:16px;" class="TrackedChange SCXW195133723 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:16px;" class="TextRun SCXW195133723 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">Moreno</span></span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:16px;" class="TrackedChange SCXW195133723 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:16px;" class="TextRun SCXW195133723 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">'s contributions to the solid waste industry extend far beyond his work with the City of Phoenix. He is an active member of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Arizona Chapter Board, serving as both President and Past­</span></span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:16px;" class="TrackedChange SCXW195133723 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:16px;" class="TextRun SCXW195133723 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"> </span></span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:16px;" class="TrackedChange SCXW195133723 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:16px;" class="TextRun SCXW195133723 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">President. Currently, he serves as the Arizona SWANA Advisory Board representative and the SWANA Region 2 Director, representing Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. Felipe also serves on the boards of Keep Phoenix Beautiful and Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Solid Waste Committee.</span></span></span></p><p style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;" lang="EN-US" class="Paragraph SCXW195133723 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:16px;" class="TrackedChange SCXW195133723 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:16px;" class="TextRun SCXW195133723 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><br></span></span></p></div><div style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;" class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW195133723 BCX0"><p style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;" lang="EN-US" class="Paragraph SCXW195133723 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:16px;" class="TrackedChange SCXW195133723 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:16px;" class="TextRun SCXW195133723 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">Felipe holds a bachelor's degree in Family and Consumer Resources from the University of Arizona and a master's degree in social work from Arizona State University.</span></span></p></div> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/publicworksNewspublic-worksPublic Works
Phoenix Garbage Truck Driver Lands Childhood Dream Jobhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/2865Public Works (Trash and Recycling)9/21/2023 9:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2865/Lyon newsroom.jpghttps://youtu.be/otE5vn6DoDM?si=NRExYYmB7YKnTtHsPhoenix Garbage Truck Driver Lands Childhood Dream Job<div class="ExternalClassE3ADAA85833546D4942EF76926A6888B"><html> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:16px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" class="TextRun SCXW25178961 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"> <span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:16px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW25178961 BCX0">While m</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:16px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW25178961 BCX0">ost kids</span> <span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:16px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW25178961 BCX0"> </span> <span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:16px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW25178961 BCX0">say they know </span> <span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:16px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW25178961 BCX0">what they w</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:16px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW25178961 BCX0">ant to be when they grow up</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:16px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW25178961 BCX0">, </span> <span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:16px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW25178961 BCX0">many adults </span> <span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:16px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW25178961 BCX0">will tell you t</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:16px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW25178961 BCX0">hey had no idea they would end up in their current career.</span> <span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:16px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW25178961 BCX0"> Perhaps that’s why </span> <span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:16px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW25178961 BCX0">Lyon Marcheschi</span> <span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:16px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW25178961 BCX0"> is so excited to have the job he always hoped for.</span> </span></span> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <br> </span> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">“This is definitely a dream come true, in a way,” he said. “Ever since I could remember, I was really fascinated by garbage trucks.”</span> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <br> </span> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Marcheschi’s obsession with the roaring engines, the squeaking brakes, and the boom of a side arm started years ago. He was able to dig up a 2005 picture of himself happily pointing to a garbage truck in front of his house. He was just five years old. As time went on, he began doing more than just watching the trucks from the sidewalk.</span> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <br> </span> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">“I started following my trash drivers when I was 8 to 10 years old. I would just grab my bike, and I started around six am. I’d go find them when they were just starting and I’d go out and follow them all day on summer vacation,” he said. </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">“Each year I kind of went further and further and then I was doing about 50 miles on my bike a day.”</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;"> </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;" data-ccp-props="{"134233117":false,"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335559738":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></span></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <br> </span> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">After a while, the City of Phoenix truck drivers started to recognize Marcheschi along their routes.</span> <span style="" data-ccp-props="{"134233117":false,"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335559738":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <br> </span> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">“He was sort of a celebrity,” said Richard Cota, who was a bulk trash foreman when Marcheschi was a kid. “He was a favorite among the operators because he would film us and he would be around us all the time. We knew his passion around this.”</span> <span style="" data-ccp-props="{"134233117":false,"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335559738":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <br> </span> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">The videos Marcheschi shot got better with time, experience, and better equipment. He got shots of the trucks driving by, of barrel collection, and of operators collecting bulk trash. Occasionally, he would narrate what was happening. As an 11-year-old, Marcheschi started posting his videos on Youtube.</span> <span style="" data-ccp-props="{"134233117":false,"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335559738":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> Eventually he got a nicer camera and started refining his work. </span> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">His channel, <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/THETRASH153" target="_blank">THETRASH153</a>, has almost 1,700 subscribers. His 300+ videos have garnered more than one million views. And yet his visits with the solid waste equipment operators (SWEOs) weren’t only about capturing video.</span> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;" data-ccp-props="{"134233117":false,"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335559738":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <br> </span> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">“They kind of hooked me up with some route maps, and I would fold them up, take them home, and I’d put them in a binder,” Marcheschi recalled. “I had a pretty good collection going of all the service area routes. Almost like a fantasy league of some sort.”</span> <span style="" data-ccp-props="{"134233117":false,"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335559738":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <br> </span> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">After years of what could be called an unofficial, unpaid internship, Marcheschi finally had the chance to become a paid apprentice with the City of Phoenix Public Works Department.</span> <span style="" data-ccp-props="{"134233117":false,"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335559738":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <br> </span> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">“Many, many operators knew of Lyon,” Cota said. “So when we heard his name finally becoming – that he was an applicant to become a City of Phoenix employee, a lot of us were really happy because we’d known him for years. Lyon knew some of the areas better than some of the foremen did!”</span> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <br> </span> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">When Marcheschi was hired as an apprentice, his first foreman was none other than Richard Cota.</span> <span style="" data-ccp-props="{"134233117":false,"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559685":0,"335559737":0,"335559738":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <br> </span> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">“At first, when I saw that Richard was going to be my foreman, it’s kind of cool. It takes the edge off of meeting a new foreman. I had already known him since I was like 15, so it was kind of cool,” Marcheschi said.</span> <span style="" data-ccp-props="{"134233117":false,"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559685":0,"335559737":0,"335559738":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <br> </span> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">The SWEO apprenticeship is a two-year program during which apprentices get classroom training, on-the-job training, a paycheck, and ultimately their commercial driver license (CDL). Marcheschi’s hard work during his initial years with Public Works paid off; he was named the City of Phoenix’s 2023 Apprentice of the Year.</span> <span style="" data-ccp-props="{"134233117":false,"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559685":0,"335559737":0,"335559738":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <br> </span> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">“I think Lyon was the apprentice of the year because of his work ethic, his attitude, he comes to work every day, he works hard.," Cota said. “I was not surprised at all. He excels in pretty much everything we ask of him. I think it’s a good reflection on the department. It’s showing that this apprenticeship program works; we bring in good quality people.”</span> <span style="" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <br> </span> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">“Lyon is out there now modeling for others around him on what it means to be a great city employee and provide an excellent service to our customers,” said Assistant Public Works Director Felipe Moreno, who nominated Lyon for the award.</span> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">“It felt pretty crazy at first because you think back to when you’re a kid, and you kind of want to tell that kid that he’ll be getting awarded from the city, along with just getting to do the job, it would probably be – you couldn’t believe it,” Marcheschi said.</span> <span style="" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <br> </span> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Marcheschi has completed his apprenticeship and is now a full-time SWEO with his own route. His childhood dreams have also come full circle -- the kid who once followed around garbage truck drivers now has kids who come follow </span> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">him</span> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> as he collects their trash.</span> <span style="" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <br> </span> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">“The drivers I saw growing up, they inspired me to do what they did,” he said.</span> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> <br> </span> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}">Now the inspiration lives on for another generation.</span> </span></div> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/publicworksVideopublic-worksPublic Works
Phoenix Named Top Green Fleet of 2023 https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/2855Public Works (Trash and Recycling)9/5/2023 5:45:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2855/Newsroom_electric fleet.jpgPhoenix Named Top Green Fleet of 2023 <div class="ExternalClass6B151CD9AD594523BF28BD0AF17CD2A2"><html> <p></p> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">The City of Phoenix won the <a href="https://www.nafa.org/awards/green-fleet-awards/green-fleet-awards-2023/" target="_blank">Top Green Fleet Award​</a> for 2023 from the National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA). The annual <a href="https://www.nafa.org/awards/green-fleet-awards/" target="_blank">Green Fleet Awards</a> honor organizations</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> that make a positive impact on the environment with their groundbreaking green initiatives.</span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> <br> </span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">“Earning the Top Green Fleet of 2023 award is a testament to our city's commitment to sustainability and innovation, and Phoenix is honored to be named a leader among leaders,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “Through the dedication of our Public Works Department's Fleet Services Division and our Public Transit Department, we are harnessing the power of alternative fuels and electrification to create a cleaner, healthier city. The City of Phoenix takes our responsibility for the well-being of our environment and community very seriously, and we will continue to innovate for the benefit of residents now and in generations to come."</span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> <br> </span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" style="">The Fleet Services Division of the Public Works Department manages a growing fleet of electric vehicles (EVs) and vehicles that use alternative fuels, including E-54 ethanol, biodiesel, CNG (compressed natural gas), and has recently added Renewable Natural Gas (RNG).  The City's Public Transit Department converts LNG (Liquefied natural gas) into CNG for use in city buses.</span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> <br> </span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style="">“We are always looking for new ways to make our fleet greener, even before we purchase new vehicles,” said Fleet Control Manager </span> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" style="">Michael Bauer. “Our acquisition process focuses on buying alternative fuel vehicles or equipment first</span> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" style="">, </span> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" style="">when feasible. This helps us </span> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style="">minimize fleet emissions by reducing the use of petroleum fuel as much as possible. It’s critical to do it right the first time.”</span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> <br> </span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style="">Currently the City has two employee motor pools, each with dedicated electric vehicle parking and chargers for the EV fleet. </span> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" style="">Recently Public Works hired an Operations Analyst to focus on the best ways to expand the green fleet while researching future alternative energy sources. Phoenix also works to </span> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" style="">determine how many EV charging stations can be installed at certain sites, along with the associated costs of installation.</span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> <br> </span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">“The City of Phoenix really does it all,” said Rhea Courtney Bozic, <a href="https://www.nafa.org/" target="_blank">NAFA​</a>’s Chief Judge of the Green Fleet Awards. “Its clean fuel integration is the best in the country. They have excellent training for staff and a strong organizational commitment to greenhouse gas reduction.”</span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> <br> </span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Additionally, Fleet Services began introducing RNG, a fuel derived from gases generated from landfills and other waste products, into the existing CNG pipeline. It was a no-cost transition that saved the City $20,000 in the first month.</span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> <br> </span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Other green initiatives within the City’s fleet include solar-covered parking for fleet equipment, a project that reuses parts from inoperable vehicles, and automatic vehicle location (AVL)</span> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> which optimizes solid waste collection routes based on miles, time and number of containers collected.</span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> <br> </span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Phoenix was named Top Green Fleet among a field of government and commercial fleet applicants from all over North America.</span> </span> </div> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/publicworksNewspublic-worksPublic Works
Public Works Offers Various Services to Help Residents During 2023 Monsoonhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/2787Public Works (Trash and Recycling)6/16/2023 8:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2787/NEWSROOM barrel truck photo.jpgPublic Works Offers Various Services to Help Residents During 2023 Monsoon<div class="ExternalClass210DF6B80E9C4E619ADFFFC7D59483B8"><html> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;">​The 2023 Monsoon officially began on June 15. <span style="font-size:16px;">The Phoenix Public Works Department offers many services that may come in handy before, during, and after big storms.</span></span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="font-size:16px;"></span> </span> <div> <ul> <li lang="EN-US"> <span style="font-size:16px;">Once the first major storm event with likely flooding is in the forecast (as determined by the Office of Emergency Management), sand for sandbags will be available (while supplies last) at specific City parks. Residents will need to bring their own bags and shovels. Locations are below:</span> </li> </ul> </div> <blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;">District 1 – Paseo Highlands Park – 3435 W. Pinnacle Peak Rd.</span> </div> </blockquote> <blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;">District 2 – Paradise Valley Park – 17642 N. 40th St.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;">District 3 – Moon Valley Park – 502 W. Coral Gables Dr.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;">District 4 – Encanto Park Sports Complex – 2121 N. 15th Ave.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;">District 5 – El Oso Park – 3451 N. 75th Ave.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;">District 6 – Pecos Park – 17010 S. 48th St.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;">District 7 – Cesar Chavez Park – 7858 S. 35th Ave.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;">District 8 – Esteban Park – 3345 E. Roeser Rd. </span> </div> </blockquote> <div> <ul> <li lang="EN-US"> <span style="font-size:16px;">Fallen branches and large storm debris can be placed for </span> <a data-linkindex="2" data-auth="NotApplicable" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?799274033f7d1afe069926307ca0d76a9092653b8ee774527576b148d61f6c0c"> <span style="font-size:16px;">bulk trash collection</span> </a> <span style="font-size:16px;"> if it happens during your placement/collection week (be sure to check the </span> <a data-linkindex="3" data-auth="NotApplicable" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?53ccc7f4d29b91a8ece1c8b85e34a7530450f93d16922a9dffdb4e6875652f0c"> <span style="font-size:16px;">placement and collection schedule).</span> </a> </li> <li lang="EN-US"> <span style="font-size:16px;">If you need to dispose of fallen branches when it’s <em>not </em>your turn for bulk trash collection, you can cut them into small pieces, bag them, and put them in your curbside or alley trash container.</span> </li> <li lang="EN-US"> <span style="font-size:16px;">Each residential customer can drop off up to one ton of debris per calendar month (single visit) directly at our </span> <a data-linkindex="4" data-auth="NotApplicable" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?167bc5c8f54062de4d4b66fc7c431cc5a49a7a4f8ba60992aaee3eb4dba7fcfa"> <span style="font-size:16px;">transfer stations</span> </a> <span style="font-size:16px;"> at no charge. Be sure to bring your City services bill and your ID.</span> </li> </ul> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <strong>Other Monsoon Reminders</strong> <br> </span> <ul> <li> <span style="font-size:16px;">Please bag and tie all trash (do <em>not </em>bag recyclables)<br aria-hidden="true"></span> </li> <li> <span style="font-size:16px;">Make sure your lid is closed</span> </li> <li> <span style="font-size:16px;">Return your empty containers back to your property promptly so they don't float or blow away in the street during a storm.</span> </li> <li> <span style="font-size:16px;">If your curbside containers get damaged (or lost!) during a monsoon storm, you can </span> <a data-linkindex="0" data-auth="NotApplicable" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?1d0d2065e9fd84a76299d6a2a366a3e02f016d9c79ec47a61742b436f5b69384"> <span style="font-size:16px;">schedule a service</span> </a> <span style="font-size:16px;"> to have your container either repaired or replaced for free. </span> </li> </ul> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <strong>Household Hazardous Waste</strong> </span> <br style="font-size:16px;" aria-hidden="true"> <span style="font-size:16px;">As temperatures rise, so does the danger of putting hazardous waste in curbside trash or recycling bins. Items like batteries, pool chemicals, paints, and oils can cause garbage truck fires (also known as hot loads) that endanger truck drivers, slow down collection, and cause extremely expensive damage. Please utilize the </span> <a data-linkindex="1" data-auth="NotApplicable" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?14db5cbee3c8fa6ac45533339cf9ab61fd1b828b7d69507e70d55ef96ca13463"> <span style="font-size:16px;">Household Hazardous Waste Collection</span> </a> <span style="font-size:16px;"> program to properly dispose of hazardous items. </span> <br> </span> </div> </div> <span style="font-size:16px;"></span> </div> <p>​​<br><br></p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/publicworksNewspublic-worksPublic Works
Phoenix Offers New Apprenticeship for Fleet Technicians https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/2711Public Works (Trash and Recycling)3/30/2023 3:45:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/0sKBSPU9YQ8Phoenix Offers New Apprenticeship for Fleet Technicians <div class="ExternalClassA32B42DC51474811840016D83BDEA653"><html> <div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">The Phoenix Public Works Department’s Fleet Services Division is <a href="/publicworks/jobs" target="_blank">accepting applications</a> for the brand-new Fleet Technician Apprenticeship Program. Because apprentices will complete a two-year course that includes both in-class and on-the-job training, no automotive experience is required to apply. </span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">“You’re getting paid to go to school, your tuition will be paid for, and when you do your on-the-job training experience you’ll also be getting paid,” said Fleet Operations Manager Lane Moulton. </span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">The program provides apprentices with education, experience, and empowerment for the future. Classroom learning includes 18 courses in partnership with the <a href="https://www.maricopa.edu/" target="_blank">Maricopa Community College District</a>. Meanwhile, apprentices will complete approximately 4,300 hours of training, which includes pairing with experienced City of Phoenix technicians eager to mentor others. </span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">“A lot of our technicians here have ten or 20+ years of experience, so they’re actually transitioning all that experience to you to be the next generation of technicians for the Fleet Services Division,” Moulton said. </span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">As an apprentice's knowledge and skill increases, the complexity of assignments will increase – as will the salary -- until performance and technical ability are at the journey level. Ultimately, apprentices who finish the program will be ready to promote to the role of Equipment Service Worker II. </span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">“There’s lots of room for advancements and promotions,” said heavy equipment mechanic Santos ‘JC’ Casillas. “Whoever comes in the door here, whether they’re male or female, young or old, there’s room for advancement. You’re never too old and you’re never too young.” </span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">“This is a unique experience to really start your career!” Moulton said. </span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">The Fleet Technician Apprenticeship is the fourth apprenticeship program offered by Phoenix Public Works. The department also has apprentices currently training as electricians, building equipment (HVAC) operators, and solid waste equipment operators (trash and recycling truck drivers). </span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><strong>The deadline to apply is April 10.</strong> Applicants must have completed high school at the time of hire, and they must attend a Fleet Services information session. You can find more details about the position, salary, benefits, and information sessions <a href="https://hcmprod.phoenix.gov/psc/hcmprodtam/EMPLOYEE/COP_TAM/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB_FL&Action=U&" target="_blank">here</a> (search Job ID 49566).</span></div><br></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/publicworksVideopublic-worksPublic Works

 

 

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