Phoenix Offering $5,000 Incentive for Mechanic Positionshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/2455Public Works (Trash and Recycling)9/21/2022 5:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2455/Newsroom_PWDFleetRecruitment.pngPhoenix Offering $5,000 Incentive for Mechanic Positions<div class="ExternalClassE181F69449CA4B20BE6826ECDDB12198"><html> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">The City of Phoenix is offering a $5,000 hiring incentive for two critical positions in the Public Works Department – Heavy Equipment Mechanics and Equipment Service Worker II. Learn more at a hiring event THIS Friday, Sept. 23, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Desert West Community Center, 6501 W. Virginia Avenue.</span></p><p><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">Both positions engage in meaningful work to ensure residents have access to the services they need every day. These mechanic positions maintain and repair more than 7,000 pieces of City equipment. Make a living and make a difference! <a href="http://www.phoenix.gov/jobs" target="_blank">Apply today</a>.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto" style="text-decoration:underline;">Heavy Equipment Mechanic -- $27.27-$30.60/hourly</span><br></p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">A Heavy Equipment Mechanic repairs and maintains fire equipment, heavy diesel trucks, refuse collection equipment, earth-moving equipment, and related construction equipment with various types of hydraulic components. Heavy Equipment Mechanics also perform regular preventative maintenance, schedule and conduct safety inspections, test drive vehicles, and records repairs and services on work orders. Some positions may be required to provide emergency response during severe weather (floods, storms, etc.).</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">Minimum requirements include five years journey level experience and experience performing skilled tasks in repair and maintenance as an automotive and/or heavy equipment mechanic.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto" style="text-decoration:underline;">Equipment Service Worker II -- $18.87-23.05/hourly</span><br></p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">Equipment Service Worker IIs performs skilled servicing, mechanical maintenance, and minor repair of automotive, heavy duty, and other motorized equipment. Duties include performing routine servicing and maintenance of engines, transmissions, chassis, air conditioning and tune ups; repairing and replacement of wheel bearings, brakes, balancing tires and wheels and patching and repairing tires. Work also involves maintaining service parts and inventory records, and installing and fabricating City decals, light bar kits, arrow boards, dash switches, electrical wiring, gauges and other equipment and components.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">Minimum requirements include two years of experience in automotive servicing, maintenance and repair of vehicular equipment. </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">​</span><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">In addition to the $5,000 hiring incentive, both positions include a comprehensive benefits package which includes traditional pension with employer and employee contributions, choice of medical HMO, PPO, or HSA/HDHP plan, wellness incentive of up to $720 annually, dental, vision, life insurance, long-term disability, 401(a) and 457 plans, medical enrollment includes a monthly $150 City contribution to a Post-Employment Health Plan, bus/light rail pass, tuition reimbursement program, and paid time off (12.5 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, and 15 sick days and personal leave days).</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">With more than 14,000 employees working across 35​ departments, the City of Phoenix offers opportunity for career growth and advancement. Whether you’re an experienced professional or just starting your career, working in public service offers many rewards!</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}">Le</span><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">arn more and attend the hiring event on Friday, Sept. 23 at Desert West Community Center or apply at <a href="http://www.phoenix.gov/jobs" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/Jobs​</a>.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/publicworksNewspublic-worksPublic Works
Trash and Recycling Day to Change for Most Phoenix Customershttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/2471Public Works (Trash and Recycling)9/6/2022 3:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2471/Newsroom_CollectionDayChanges.pngTrash and Recycling Day to Change for Most Phoenix Customers<div class="ExternalClassC34B5F57266E4B8389B4BF8CEF83584E"><html> <p>To maximize efficiencies and customer service, the City of Phoenix Public Works Department is implementing new trash and recycling collection days citywide <strong>beginning Monday, Oct. 3.</strong> The reroute effort will result in a collection day change for approximately 80 percent of customers.<br><br>Residents are encouraged to visit <a href="/publicworks" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/PublicWorks</a> to access <a href="/publicworkssite/Documents/PAYS_Flyer_DOC_Changes.pdf" target="_blank">the citywide map</a> to find their new collection day. Residents will also receive a post card with this information mailed directly to them. <br><br>Residents are reminded to place their containers at the curb for collection by 5:30 a.m. on the scheduled day of collection. Containers should be placed at least four feet apart and away from obstructions. <br><br>No service changes are planned at this time to the quarterly bulk trash program.  <br><br>Recycling tips, resources and more information is available at <a href="/publicworks" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/PublicWorks</a>.<br></p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/publicworksNewspublic-worksPublic Works
Celebrate Waste and Recycling Workers Week – Consider a Career in Public Works!https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/2394Public Works (Trash and Recycling)6/23/2022 3:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2394/Newsroom_PublicWorks_WRWW2022.pngCelebrate Waste and Recycling Workers Week – Consider a Career in Public Works!<div class="ExternalClassF9D5E09EC1064C1E8B842915CE40FB35"><html> <p>With more than 600 employees under its Solid Waste arm, the City of Phoenix Public Works Department provides trash, recycling and other waste diversion services to more than 400,000 households within Phoenix's 500+ square miles. Last year, this team collected nearly 700,000 tons of refuse, recycling and green organics. Join us in thanking these public servants during <a href="https://www.wasterecyclingworkersweek.org/" target="_blank">Waste and Recycling Workers Week</a>, and every week, for their dedication to making Phoenix a clean and sustainable place to live.</p> <p>Solid Waste Equipment Operators (SWEO), or garbage truck drivers, are at the heart of this massive operation. These professionals are reliable yet flexible – they always get the job done, but still make time to high-five excited toddlers along their routes.</p> <p>As Phoenix rapidly grows, so does the need for these essential workers. The Public Works Department is actively recruiting to fill more than 40 SWEO vacancies. </p> <p>A career as a SWEO is rewarding and has many opportunities for advancement and on-the-job training. There are opportunities for current CDL drivers and apprenticeships for those seeking their CDL. Learn more and apply at <a href="http://www.phoenix.gov/jobs" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/Jobs</a>.​<br></p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/publicworksNewspublic-worksPublic Works
Phoenix Selects Machinex To Forward Residential Recycling Efforts Towards Becoming a Zero Waste Cityhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/2309Public Works (Trash and Recycling)4/13/2022 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2309/Newsroom_036 Recycling Sorter.jpgPhoenix Selects Machinex To Forward Residential Recycling Efforts Towards Becoming a Zero Waste City<div class="ExternalClass07C63DEB53314512B5346E960E0F5F4A"><html> <p>​​The City of Phoenix selects Machinex for a new partnership to deliver a 30 Ton Per Hour (TPH) Residential Single Stream recycling system in 2023. This project is part of the City of Phoenix's circular economy and waste diversion initiatives which includes diverting a majority of recyclables away from its landfill, with the objective of achieving Zero Waste by 2050.</p> <p>To become a circular, zero-waste and carbon neutral urban area, City of Phoenix focuses on five key pillars to reduce, reuse, recycle, reconsider, and reimagine. As a global solution for a sustainable tomorrow, this project also has a positive economic impact on the community by creating new job opportunities.</p> <p>Machinex will contribute to the City's objective of achieving zero waste by 2050 and transitioning to a circular economy by providing a new single stream system to achieve remarkably higher recyclable recovery rates. As the City's project requirements include very demanding standards for throughput and sorting quality, Machinex took up the challenge and designed a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) to fit in the Zero Waste policy, to save resources and preserve the environment. </p> <p>“We are pleased to be working with Machinex on this exciting project," said Rick Peters, Deputy Director of Public Works for the City of Phoenix. “When operational, this new recycling facility will integrate the latest technologies, including numerous optical sorters, to maximize material recovery while producing high quality commodities. The new facility is designed to be flexible and adaptable making Phoenix resilient to market and commodity changes over the next 20 years. We also expect this facility to be a great resource to educate students and residents on the value and importance of recycling."</p> <p>The 30TPH MRF is designed to sort recyclable materials such as paper, cardboard, HDPE, PET, PP, mixed plastics, and glass coming from the City's residential curbside collection program, with processing capacity of more than 10, 000 tons per month. To achieve such requirements, advanced sorting technology equipment with interconnectivity were necessary to reach high recovery rates without compromising the throughput. </p> <p>This recycling system, entirely designed and equipped by Machinex allows the smaller fractions to be handled separately, while reducing the material burden depth at pre-sort, making for a safer and more efficient sorting position. The small fractions pass immediately by two optical sorters, at the front of the system after the Trommel to immediately target small plastics and fiber. The remaining optical sorters within the system clean paper and captures targeted PET, HDPE, and PP. Finally, two MACH Hyspec® located at the end of the sorting line optimize recovery by capturing any remaining recoverable materials, while cleaned paper goes to a quality control station. The SamurAI® sorting robot with integrated AI is performing quality control on plastics. The system has also been designed such as additional robots can be easily added for future needs. </p> <p>“Having worked with the City for a number of years in different roles, I'm very familiar with the City of Phoenix's history of innovating around the recycling program" said Will Herzog, Machinex' Western Region Sales Manager. “The City built one of the first single stream recycling systems in the U.S. back in the early 1990s, and this new investment will push the City's recycling program back to the forefront of recycling technology and material recovery. We can't wait to get started on this project!"​<br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/publicworksNewspublic-worksPublic Works
National Problematic Plastics List Brings Attention to Recycling Righthttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/2218Public Works (Trash and Recycling)1/27/2022 2:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2218/Newsroom_PWD_00045.jpgNational Problematic Plastics List Brings Attention to Recycling Right<div class="ExternalClassC01400C8AE524F8793D9537E4D86D1BE"><html> <p>​<span style="font-family:tinos;font-size:medium;background-color:window;color:windowtext;">The City of Phoenix is a member of the US Plastics </span><span style="font-family:tinos;font-size:medium;background-color:window;color:windowtext;">Pact, along with more than sixty brands, retailers, government agencies, and n<span style="font-family:tinos;font-size:medium;">on-governmental organizations (NGOs)</span></span><span style="font-family:tinos;font-size:medium;background-color:window;color:windowtext;">. They have a goal to improve plastic packaging to become reusable, recyclable, or compostable by 2025.</span></p> <p style="font-family:tinos;font-size:medium;">“By participating in the US Plastics Pact, Phoenix is working alongside major brands and retailers to develop solutions to plastic waste where it matters most—at the source,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “Recycling shouldn’t be confusing for consumers, and companies should use plastics that can be recycled or composted. The solutions developed through this collaboration will help to address plastics pollution around the world, and I’m proud that Phoenix is helping to deliver a more sustainable future.”</p> <p style="font-family:tinos;font-size:medium;">The Pact just made an important step toward eliminating plastic waste. Today, the group released a list of plastics designated as problematic and unnecessary. They hope that through targeting the elimination of these 11 plastics, the group’s goals to reach a 100 percent reusable plastic packaging can be met by 2025.</p> <p style="font-family:tinos;font-size:medium;">Last year, industry leaders estimated 42 million metric tons of plastic was tossed out across the United States. In 2021, the city of Phoenix processed approximately 7,100 tons of plastic. With a growingworldwide recognition of the harm waste plastics have on the natural environment , the</p> <p style="font-family:tinos;font-size:medium;">U.S. Plastic Pact developed their roadmap to ensure systemic change and progress toward four specific targets that address plastic waste at its source.</p> <p style="font-family:tinos;font-size:medium;">“This is an important first step on the roadmap to facilitate the transition and eventual phaseout of single-use plastic products that go to our landfills,” said Felipe Moreno, Phoenix’s Public Works Assistant Director.</p> <p style="font-family:tinos;font-size:medium;"></p> <p style="font-family:tinos;font-size:medium;">“Many of the plastics identified on the problematic and unnecessary list are such a low grade of plastic that no one is re-manufacturing them, in part because it is cheaper to make new items out of raw material,” Moreno said. The list of problematic plastics includes items like cutlery, bottles any color other than transparent blue or green that have non-detectable pigments, labels with problematic materials including adhesives and inks that render a package detrimental or non-recyclable, stirrers, and straws.</p> <p style="font-family:tinos;font-size:medium;">“There is confusion about plastic recycling, and it comes from the misconception that the recycling arrow symbol on packaging means it is recyclable when in reality it just identifies the type of resin used. This leads to plastic items that are not actually recyclable ending up in the recycling bin,” said Rick Peters, the City of Phoenix Public Works Deputy Director. The Phoenix Public Works Department launched <a href="/publicworks/recycleplus" target="_blank">Recycle+</a>, a webpage developed by the department's Zero Waste team, dedicated to delivering recycling education and community outreach to Phoenix residents.</p> <p style="font-family:tinos;font-size:medium;">“It also includes the Recycle Right Wizard, a desktop app that indicates whether a certain material is recyclable or not,” Peters explains.</p> <p style="font-family:tinos;font-size:medium;">For a full list of all 11 plastics named as problematic and unnecessary visit usplasticspact.org.<br></p> <p style="font-family:tinos;font-size:medium;">To learn more about Phoenix’s recycling program visit phoenix.gov/recycle.</p> <p style="font-family:tinos;font-size:medium;"> <em>The U.S. Plastics Pact, a collaborative led by The Recycling Partnership and World Wildlife Fund (WWF), brings together top brands manufacturers, retailers, NGOs and government agencies, including the City of Phoenix, to unify efforts and accelerate change toward a circular economy for plastic.</em> <br> </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/publicworksNewspublic-worksPublic Works
Christmas Tree and Wreath Recycling Program Launches https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/2180Public Works (Trash and Recycling)12/25/2021 12:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2180/Newsroom_PW102_Christmas tree mulching.jpgChristmas Tree and Wreath Recycling Program Launches <div class="ExternalClass6D148E80AF8C4B05AC0F18CCFCC7A0BE"><html> <p>The annual Christmas Tree and Wreath Recycling Program begins the day after Christmas, Sunday, Dec. 26, and continues through Saturday, Jan. 8, and features 18 drop-off locations.<br></p><p>The Public Works Department offers Phoenix residents several drop-off locations for their live Christmas trees and wreaths to be composted. Trees or wreaths may be dropped off at any of the participating Phoenix parks. Only live trees and wreaths are accepted, not plastic trees and wreaths. Trees and wreaths will be composted at the <a href="/publicworks/composting" target="_blank">C​ity of Phoenix Compost Facility </a>. </p><p><strong>Drop Off Locations</strong></p><p><strong>North Phoenix</strong></p><p><strong>Deer Valley Park -</strong> 19th Ave. and Utopia Rd.<br> <strong>Paradise Valley Park -</strong> 40th St. south of Union Hills Dr.<br> <strong>Sereno Park -</strong> 56th St. and Sweetwater Ave.<br> <strong>Cactus Park -</strong> 38th Ave. and Cactus Rd.<br> <strong>Mountain View Park -</strong> Seventh Ave. south of Peoria Ave.<br></p><p><a href="/publicworks/garbage/disposable" target="_blank"><strong>North Gateway Transfer Station</strong> </a> - 30205 N. Black Canyon Hwy. (Dixileta exit)</p><p><strong>Central Phoenix</strong></p><p><strong>Marivue Park -</strong> 59th Ave. and Osborn Rd.<br> <strong>Washington Park -</strong> 23rd Ave. and Maryland Ave.<br> <strong>Madison Park -</strong> 16th St. and Glenrosa Ave.<br> <strong>Los Olivos Park -</strong> 28th St. and Devonshire Ave.<br> <strong>Desert West Park -</strong> 67th Ave. and Encanto Blvd.</p><p><strong>South Phoenix</strong></p><p><strong>El Reposo Park -</strong> Seventh St. and Alta Vista Rd.<br> <strong>Mountain Vista Park -</strong> 50th St. just north of Ray Rd.<br> <strong>Desert Foothills Park -</strong> Desert Foothills and Chandler Blvd.<br> <strong>Cesar Chavez Park -</strong> 35th Ave. and Baseline Rd.</p><p><a href="/publicworks/garbage/disposable" target="_blank"><strong>27th Avenue Transfer Station</strong> </a>- 3060 S. 27th Ave.​<br><br></p><p><strong>Tree & Wreath Disposal Requirements</strong></p><p>·       Bring the tree & wreath unbagged.</p><p>·       Remove all decorations, lights and tinsel.</p><p>·       Remove the tree stand and all nails/metal stakes.</p><p>·       Secure tree during transport. Tie it down with material that can be untied or cut easily.</p><p>·       Only dispose of trees or wreaths in marked drop-off areas.</p><p>·       Both transfer stations will accept up to two live trees from city of Phoenix residents. If residents wish to dispose of more than two, city of Phoenix customers with their city services bill and matching photo ID can use their one free load of up to 1 ton (2,000 pounds).</p><p><strong>Container Grown Trees</strong></p><p>Container-grown living trees may be donated for planting in city of Phoenix parks. Parks will only accept 15 gallon-sized or 24" box-sized trees. They can be delivered to a nearby maintenance facility to be planted in a local park.</p><p>The trees need to be one of the four following species:</p><p>- Aleppo pine (Pinus halepensis)</p><p>- Eldarica pine or Goldwater pine (Pinus eldarica)</p><p>- Canary Island pine (Pinus canariensis)</p><p>- Chir pine (Pinus roxburghii)</p><p>Call City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department at 602-495-3762 for drop-off locations or for additional information .​<br><br></p></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/publicworksNewspublic-worksPublic Works
Downtown Phoenix Buildings Are “By Appointment Only”https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/1084Public Works (Trash and Recycling)10/22/2021 4:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1084/Appt-Only-Bldg-Access-Newsroom-032220.jpgDowntown Phoenix Buildings Are “By Appointment Only”<div class="ExternalClassE40B4212308B44D28F32FC26EE9FCE00"><html> <div> <p>​​Public access to the following downtown city of Phoenix buildings is currently by appointment only:</p> <ul> <li>Phoenix City Hall – 200 W. Washington St.<br></li> <li>Calvin C. Goode Building – 251 W. Washington St.<br></li> <li>Phoenix Public Transit Building – 302 N. First Ave.<br></li> </ul> <div>Visitors with appointments with city staff will go through security and be directed to the service area on the first floor, where a department representative will meet and escort them to their appointment. Visitors without an appointment with city staff will be provided an information sheet with phone numbers to call to make an appointment, as well as a list of online resources and be offered services on a space-available basis. <br><br>A printable version of the contact information sheet is available here: <a href="/newssite/Documents/CityDepartmentsAppointmentList.pdf%2010.21.2021.pdf" target="_blank"><strong>City Services Appointment Contact List (PDF)​</strong></a></div><div> </div></div><div><div>Online requests for city services, such as water main breaks or trash pick-up, can be submitted at <a href="https://Phoenix.gov/AtYourService" target="_blank">https://Phoenix.gov/AtYourService</a><br></div> <div>Additionally, the customer service windows at the following Phoenix transit centers are closed until further notice:<br></div> <ul> <li>Central Station (Central Avenue and Van Buren Street)<br></li> <li>Ed Pastor (Central Avenue and Broadway Road)<br></li> <li>Sunnyslope (3rd Street and Dunlap Avenue)<br></li> <li>Metrocenter (Metrocenter Mall)<br></li> </ul> <div>Multiple options for purchasing fares remain available to passengers, such as ticket vending machines located on light rail platforms, at participating retailers, or online. Transit riders can call 602-253-5000 or visit <a href="https://valleymetro.org" target="_blank">https://valleymetro.org​</a> for retail locations. <br><br>Other facilities will be taking similar measures based on departmental operational needs​.<br> </div></div> <div>The city’s transition to a “By Appointment Only” model is an effort to provide necessary city services, while protecting the health and safety of visitors, customers and employees in city-owned facilities.</div> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/publicworksNewspublic-worksPublic Works
City of Phoenix Begins Vaccination Incentive Programhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/2104Public Works (Trash and Recycling)10/13/2021 12:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2104/Newsroom_PWD_0098.jpgCity of Phoenix Begins Vaccination Incentive Program<div class="ExternalClassEACFFFA88E674035805817ED0A29370D"><html> <p> ​The city of Phoenix will offer vaccine incentives after the City Council approved a pilot program to increase vaccination rates in underserved communities.   <br><br> The city,  partnering with its clinical health care vendors, began offering 100 dollar gift cards to individuals who become fully vaccinated through city sponsored vaccination events.<br><br> A  full course of the vaccination has been shown to be extremely effective at preventing individuals from becoming seriously ill from COVID-19.​ Residents who receive the full course of vaccinations through a city of Phoenix vaccination site are eligible to receive a 100 dollar gift card from a local grocery store or gas station.      <br><br> The city of Phoenix Public Works Department manages the Mobile COVID-19 vans and hosts testing and vaccination event across Phoenix. To see upcoming locations that are part of the Vaccination Incentive Program​, visit <a href="http://Phoenix.gov/COVIDTesting" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/COVIDTesting​</a>. <br></p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/publicworksNewspublic-worksPublic Works



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