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Public Works Department Impacted Services Updatehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/1071Public Works (Trash and Recycling)3/19/2020 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1071/Newsroom_Virus_Impacts.pngPublic Works Department Impacted Services Update<div class="ExternalClass5C8D88FBF199470CBA5D43AA7B6C49B1"><html>​<a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank"><strong>See all City of Phoenix Impacted Services</strong></a> <br><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><em style="font-size:13.3333px;">Use Translate button to read in another language</em>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br><br><strong>Will my curbside trash and recycling be collected as usual?</strong><br>Yes. Curbside trash and recycling will be collected as usual for City customers. <br><br><strong>Will Public Works continue to host community outreach events?</strong><br>Until further notice, Public Works has temporarily suspended outreach and public engagement events, such as Zero Waste presentations, tours of the City's Material Recovery Facilities and school visits.<br><br><strong>Can I still bring my trash and recycling to the City's Transfer Stations?</strong><br>Yes. For hours of operation and information on materials accepted at the City's Transfer Stations, please visit phoenix.gov/publicworks or call 262-6251.<br><br><strong>Is Bulk Trash Service Impacted?</strong><br>At this time, the Public Works Department continues to provide bulk trash service.  For the schedule, please visit phoenix.gov/publicworks or call 262-6251.<br><br><a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank"><strong>See all City of Phoenix Impacted Services</strong> </a><br></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)11/20/2020 11:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1084/Appt-Only-Bldg-Access-Newsroom-032220.jpgDowntown Phoenix Buildings Are “By Appointment Only”<div class="ExternalClass1F07E25E08324A3387F256DBCCFE4515"><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 target="_blank" href="/publicworkssite/Documents/CityDepartmentsAppointmentList.pdf"><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 target="_blank" href="https://Phoenix.gov/AtYourService">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 target="_blank" href="https://valleymetro.org">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
Phoenix Offers Free Flu Shots https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/1570Public Works (Trash and Recycling)11/5/2020 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1570/Newsroom_PublicWorks_012.jpgPhoenix Offers Free Flu Shots <div class="ExternalClass0A404971E1C148C39A02936063B432E5"><html> <p>​</p> <p>With funding assistance from Maricopa County, the city of Phoenix, along with medical partner <a target="_blank" href="https://www.passporthealthusa.com/">Passport Health</a>, will offer flu shots at no cost to the community. No insurance is required to receive this service. ​<br></p> <p>This flu vaccination service is in addition to the no-cost COVID-19 tests already being offered by the city of Phoenix since May. </p> <h3>Flu shots will be administered at the following locations from 8 a.m to noon: </h3>Pre-registration recommended at:<br><p><a target="_blank" href="https://oem.passporthealthglobal.com/ClinicSignUp/Registration/maricopaflu"><strong style="font-size:14.6667px;">https://oem.passporthealthglobal.com/ClinicSignUp/Registration/maricopaflu</strong></a><strong style="font-size:14.6667px;">​</strong><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></p><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">Thursday, Nov. 5</span><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">​Osborn School District, 1226 W. Osborn Road</span><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">Friday, Nov. 6 </span><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">St. Matthews Catholic Church, 320 N. 20th Ave. </span><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">Monday, Nov. 9 </span><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">Mountain View Community Center, 1104 E. Grovers</span><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">Tuesday, Nov. 10</span><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">Little Canyon Park, 3201 W. Missouri Ave.</span><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">​Thursday, Nov. 12</span><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">Devonshire Community Center, 2802 E. Devonshire Ave.</span><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><p><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">​​Friday, Nov. 13</span><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">​Cholla Library, 10050 N. Metro Parkway</span><br></p><p><span style="font-family:Calibri;">Insurance is not required, but community members interested in receiving the flu shot are encouraged to pre-register online at <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><a target="_blank" href="https://oem.passporthealthglobal.com/ClinicSignUp/Registration/maricopaflu" style="text-decoration-line:underline;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-attachment:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;transition:all 0.2s ease-in-out 0s;outline:0px;box-sizing:border-box;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">https://oem.passporthealthglobal.com/ClinicSignUp/Registration/maricopaflu</span></a><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">​</span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></span></p><p>Phoenix's medical partner, Passport Health, is a Phoenix-based company and the leading provider of travel medicine and immunization services in North America. The company's medical staff are accustomed to administering a large inventory of vaccines to various clients through their clinic network throughout the U.S. ​​<br><br></p></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/publicworksNewspublic-worksPublic Works
Phoenix Wins PR World Gold Award for COVID-19 Response Effortshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/1592Public Works (Trash and Recycling)10/28/2020 10:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1592/Newsroom_PublicWorks_013.jpgPhoenix Wins PR World Gold Award for COVID-19 Response Efforts<div class="ExternalClass017BDD1B5FD14BF4B98F310A55180353"><html> <p>​</p> <p> <span style="font-size:14.6667px;">The city of Phoenix recently was named the 2020 Gold Winner in the category of Best Government Response-Helping People and Businesses During COVID-19 by </span> <a href="https://prworldawards.com/" target="_blank"> <span style="font-size:14.6667px;">Public Relations World Awards (PRWA).​</span> </a> <span style="font-size:14.6667px;"> </span> </p> <p> <span style="font-size:14.6667px;">This annual award recognizes outstanding work in agency and in-house public relations, corporate communications, and marketing and investor relations from around the world. Because of the pandemic, PRWA created new categories to honor the contributions of individuals, teams and organizations that have demonstrated creativity, resourcefulness and innovative thinking to assist the public in dealing with the impacts of COVID-19. </span> </p> <p> <span style="font-size:14.6667px;">“The city of Phoenix responded quickly and efficiently to the COVID-19 pandemic. We stepped up to provide accessible, no-cost testing to every resident with help from community partners and local healthcare providers,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “The city of Phoenix prioritizes the health and safety of every resident and I applaud the successful actions of every city employee who did--and continues to do--their part.”</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-size:14.6667px;">In May, Phoenix partnered with several local healthcare providers to deliver </span> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399" target="_blank"> <span style="font-size:14.6667px;">free drive-thru COVID-19 testing​</span> </a> <span style="font-size:14.6667px;"> at various city-owned parks. Even in the middle of Phoenix's summer season, the drive-thru sites were flocked by hundreds of vehicles, which confirmed the demand for free COVID-19 testing. Phoenix's drive-thru COVID-19 testing events captured the national media's attention. </span> </p> <p> <span style="font-size:14.6667px;">In August, city leaders saw an additional need to bring COVID-19 testing at no cost to the underserved communities of Phoenix. They conceptualized a mobile unit that could bring the testing to community members experiencing various challenges that prevent them from getting to a testing site--transportation, language barriers, health and personal reasons. </span> </p> <p> <span style="font-size:14.6667px;">A multi-departmental collaboration resulted in</span> <a href="/newsroom/public-works/1455" target="_blank"> <span style="font-size:14.6667px;"> the COVID-19 Mobile Testing Van​</span> </a> <span style="font-size:14.6667px;">, launched on Aug. 18, which currently is managed and operated by the city's medical partner, <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">Vincere Cancer Center​</a>. Phoenix Public Works' Fleet Services division procured the cargo van and customized it to the medical staff's needs, while Phoenix Communications Office designed the colorful wrap that makes the Van stand out. </span> </p> <p> <span style="font-size:14.6667px;">“The pop-up testing locations and Mobile Testing Van provide easy access to free COVID-19 tests for the Phoenix community,” said Phoenix District 4 Councilwoman Laura Pastor. “I am so proud of the partnerships we have built with local medical providers, and the work of the Phoenix team to provide much needed testing and information to our residents.”</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-size:14.6667px;">Phoenix's submission focused on its efforts to provide COVID-19 testing to the community at no cost and its outreach strategy to inform the public about these testing opportunities. Phoenix's Public Works PR team and the Communications Office worked together to disseminate the information about the testing opportunities—the drive-thru sites and the Mobile Testing Van--using social media, traditional media, various listservs and e-newsletters. Additionally, an informational webpage with testing schedules was created, promotional videos about the testing events were produced and the teams coordinated a news conference and other media opportunities to interview the medical partners and city leaders regarding Phoenix's efforts. </span> </p> <p> <span style="font-size:14.6667px;">The overall message was to urge everyone in the community to get tested at no cost to slow down or stop the spread of the virus and seek immediate medical attention if infected. </span> </p> <p> <span style="font-size:14.6667px;">To date, the COVID-19 Mobile Testing Van has administered more than 17,000 tests at 55 different locations since its launch in mid-August. For the drive-thru testing, 75 events have been held in city-owned parks, as well as schools and churches. The drive-thru tests have provided more than 12,000 tests to individuals ages 6 months and above. </span> </p> <p> <span style="font-size:14.6667px;">A virtual awards ceremony will be held in early December. <br style=""></span> </p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/publicworksNewspublic-worksPublic Works
Phoenix Announces New Webinar Series Focusing on Recycling, Waste Diversionhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/1554Public Works (Trash and Recycling)10/7/2020 9:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1554/Newsroom_PublicWorks_011.pngPhoenix Announces New Webinar Series Focusing on Recycling, Waste Diversion<div class="ExternalClass15BA0F4A73F74D6DB5807EB5FB98F227"><html> <p>​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">P</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">hoenix Public Works' launches its </span><a target="_blank" href="/publicworks/zerowastewebinars" style="background-color:window;font-size:10pt;">Zero Waste Webinar</a><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> (ZW Webinars) series on Wednesday, Oct. 14, as part of its ongoing commitment to community outreach and engagement while adhering to physical distancing guidelines.</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p> <p>Organized and hosted by the Phoenix Public Works' Zero Waste Team, each webinar is focused on waste diversion, such as recycling and composting, and features guest presenters who are experts in various fields of sustainability. </p> <p>All webinars are free and are suitable for young teens and up. The webinar presentations are 20-30 minutes long followed by a Q&A and discussion about recycling and other waste diversion programs.</p> <p>As an added incentive, the Zero Waste Team partnered with <a target="_blank" href="/publicworks/green-business">Phoenix's Green Business Leaders</a> to raffle away $100 gift cards to local businesses. Community members who register for any of the Zero Waste webinars are automatically entered into the raffle drawing. Winners of the gift cards will be announced during each webinar and must be present during the webinar to win. </p> <p>Participating Phoenix Green Business Leaders, who donated a total of 6-$100 gift cards include: <a target="_blank" href="http://copperstarcoffee.com/">Copper Star Coffee</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://keepphxbeautiful.org/">Keep Phoenix Beautiful</a> and <a target="_blank" href="https://azwbeer.com/">Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co</a>. Local mattress company, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.tuftandneedle.com/">Tuft & Needle</a>, donated a mattress of any size to be raffled off as the grand prize in December, when the 2020 series ends. </p> <p>Registration is free at <a target="_blank" href="https://phoenix.gov/RecyclePlus">phoenix.gov/RecyclePlus</a>, where the complete schedule and information on the webinar topics can be found. </p> <p>The goal of the Zero Waste Webinar Series is to encourage Phoenix residents and beyond to recycle more, but to do it right. Each correctly recycled material in Phoenix contributes <a target="_blank" href="https://phoenix.gov/ReimaginePhoenix">to the city's waste diversion goal of 40% by the end of 2020</a>, and ultimately, to be zero waste by 2050. Setting these types of sustainability goals helps preserve the <a target="_blank" href="/PublicWorks/Landfillcontainer">available space in the city's landfill.</a> <br></p> <h3>​​​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Zero Waste Webinar Series Schedule: ​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></h3> <p></p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span> <p> <strong style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:17.3333px;"> <a target="_blank" href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/debunking-recycling-myths-tickets-120569471535%2520">Debunking Recycling Myths</a> </strong> <br> </p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;"> <span style="font-size:14.6667px;">11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14</span> </p> <div> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:14.6667px;">Presented by Alexis Yaple, city of Phoenix​</span> </div> <p> <br></p> <p> <a target="_blank" href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/state-of-recycling-how-arizona-is-addressing-the-three-rs-tickets-121462877737"> <span style="font-size:17.3333px;"> <strong>State of Recycling: How Arizona is addressing the 3Rs​</strong> </span> </a> <br> </p> <p>11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27<br></p> <p>Presented by J.B. Shaw, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality<br></p> <p> <br> </p> <p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span> <a target="_blank" href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/so-you-think-you-can-compost-tickets-120449227883"> <span style="font-size:17.3333px;"> <strong>So You Think You Can Compost: Explaining the fundamentals of Composting</strong> </span> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <br> </a> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10</span> </p> <p>Presented by Jason Browne, WeCare Denali​<br><br></p> <p> <span style="font-size:17.3333px;"> <strong> <a target="_blank" href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrating-a-simply-sustainable-thanksgiving-tickets-120597120233">Simply Sustainable Thanksgiving: Water conservation and waste diversion tips for family and guests</a> </strong> </span> <br> </p> <p>11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18</p> <p>Presented by Gina Conrow, Phoenix Water Services; and Eric MacDonald, Phoenix Public Works<br><br></p> <p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <span style="font-size:17.3333px;"> <strong> <a target="_blank" href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seminario-en-linea-de-cero-desperdicio-destruyendo-los-mitos-de-reciclaje-tickets-120649823871">Seminario en línea de Cero Desperdicio: Destruyendo los mitos de reciclaje</a> </strong> </span> (in Spanglish)</span>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> <p>11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8</p> <p>Presented by Phoenix Public Works<br><br></p> <p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span> <a target="_blank" href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrating-a-simply-sustainable-holiday-season-tickets-123062753007"> <span style="font-size:17.3333px;"> <strong>Celebrating a Simply Sustainable Holiday Season</strong> </span> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <br> </a> </p> <p>11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16</p> <p>Presented by Alexis Yaple and Eric MacDonald, Phoenix Public Works​<br><br></p> <br> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/publicworksNewspublic-worksPublic Works
Phoenix Launches COVID-19 Mobile Testing Van to Reach Underserved Communitieshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/1455Public Works (Trash and Recycling)8/17/2020 8:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1455/Newsroom_PublicWorks_009.jpgPhoenix Launches COVID-19 Mobile Testing Van to Reach Underserved Communities<div class="ExternalClass27D2590BE19A489F8052E599A3CE1E06"><html> <p>​</p>The city of Phoenix, in partnership with local healthcare company <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">Vincere Cancer Center</a>, will officially launch its new mobile COVID-19 testing van on Tuesday, Aug. 18 at the U-haul parking lot located 2727 N. Central Ave. The testing van provides easy access to free COVID-19 tests for the Phoenix community and is the first of its kind in Arizona. <br><br>The mobile testing van offers two different types of COVID-19 testing--a viral test and an antibody test. The viral test involves a nasal swab while the antibody test involves drawing a small amount of blood through a fingerstick. Depending on the test administered, results may be available within 15 minutes or 2-10 days.  <br><br>This new endeavor is one of Phoenix's many efforts to help stop the spread of the virus through early detection, immediate quarantine, and medical care for those who have contracted the virus. <br><br>“The city of Phoenix is excited to launch Arizona's first mobile COVID-19 testing van. The mobile van will provide much needed testing for the community in a more accessible, quick, and efficient manner. I am proud of our city staff for working hard to bring this type of innovation to the Valley," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “This is a huge step forward in our fight against COVID-19 and we will continue to adapt to the needs of our residents to help stop the spread."<br><br>The mobile testing van is a 2020 Ford T-250 Transit, and customized with: a foldable workstation, refrigerator, shelving, a generator with 120v outlets and USB ports and a roof-mounted air condition unit.  An electric awning will be installed by the end of August. The colorful custom vehicle wrap was designed with “friendly community" in mind and a reminder for everyone who sees it to wear protective face coverings.  <br><br>“The mobile testing van will provide easy access to free COVID-19 tests for the Phoenix community, straight to their doorstep or business front," said District 4 Councilwoman Laura Pastor. “I am so proud of the partnership we have built with Vincere Cancer Center. I thank them and the city staff from multiple departments who made this van possible." <br><br>The medical staff of Vincere Cancer Center will fully manage the operations of the van, <a target="_blank" href="https://phoenix.gov/COVIDtesting">scheduling of testing appointments</a>, scheduling of site locations, administering of the different COVID-19 tests and dissemination of results. Board-certified oncologist, Vershalee Shukla, MD, and former Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at John C. Lincoln, Pablo Prichard, MD, are co-founders of Vincere. <br><br>Although Vincere focuses on cancer treatments, their bi-lingual medical staff are well-qualified and well-equipped to administer COVID-19 tests. Vincere is one of the few medical facilities in the state to obtain the antigen and antibody test kits that yield quick results,  particularly the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.fda.gov/media/137887/download">Sofia SARS Antigen Fluorescent Immunoassay (FIA)​</a>, which provides automated and objective results in about 15 minutes. <br><br>“Testing is crucial to control the spread of COVID-19 and even more so in underserved neighborhoods with our most vulnerable citizens—not just those without health care or without the financial means, but also those who have pre-existing conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension, etc." said Dr. Shukla. “We are so grateful to the city of Phoenix for taking the next steps that make COVID-19 testing a priority, and Vincere Cancer Center is privileged to offer testing with rapid results. We believe this will soon become a gold standard in preventing the spread of COVID-19," added Dr. Prichard.  <br><br>Phoenix's mobile COVID-19 testing van was made possible through the COVID-19 Federal Relief Fund. It will operate 5 days a week (except Wednesdays and Sundays) from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Locations of the testing van will vary, with priority given to underserved communities and struggling small businesses in Phoenix. Individuals interested in getting a free COVID-19 test are required to pre-register online and make an appointment. <br><br><p>For COVID-19 testing van locations and dates, and to make an appointment, please visit <a href="https://phoenix.gov/COVIDtesting" target="_blank">phoenix.gov/COVIDtesting</a>. </p><br></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/publicworksNewspublic-worksPublic Works
Local Catering Business Gives Tips on Reducing Food Wastehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/1332Public Works (Trash and Recycling)6/10/2020 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1332/Newsroom_PublicWorks_008.jpgLocal Catering Business Gives Tips on Reducing Food Waste<div class="ExternalClass18298A87729844F3995BB5B7B554428B"><html> <p>​</p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Lori Harlig grew up surrounded with the mouth-watering smells of home cooked meals. </span> </p> <p>She fondly remembers her great-grandmother always cooking traditional meals for the family, but also being creative with her recipes and using almost every part of a fresh ingredient. </p> <p>“One day, we came home after school to see homemade chocolate truffles as a snack," Harlig recalls. “When I questioned my great-grandmother about the ingredients she used, she said she had repurposed the leftover mashed potatoes, spiked it with powdered sugar, and then dipped them in chocolate."</p> <p>Nothing ever went to waste in their household and this principle is something Harlig holds onto to this day as the owner and CEO of <a target="_blank" href="https://amici.catering/">Amici Catering</a>, a platinum member of<a target="_blank" href="/publicworkssite/Pages/Green-Business.aspx"> Phoenix's Green Business Leader program.</a> Amici opened for business in 2007and has been serving Valley clients with delicious food presented in innovative ways and delivered with impeccable service. </p> <p>“I am proud to say that our chefs and cooks apply the (no food waste) principle in the foods they prepare and have come up with cost-effective, yet delicious recipes for our clients," said Harlig. </p> <p>With the recent stay-at-home orders from the Governor, frequent trips to grocery stores are discouraged. If your household is faced with leftovers and the odds-and-ends of food ingredients until the next trip to the grocery store, Harlig offers quick cooking tips on how to reduce food waste with a simple “redesign" of a recipe using leftover ingredients:</p> <p> <strong>Hearts of Broccoli Stalks </strong>- Shred the unused broccoli stalks and toss with candied spiced bacon and a balsamic fig reduction or glaze; serve as a topping on crusty bread or even grilled chicken.</p> <p> <strong>Riced cauliflower</strong> – Place cauliflower in a food processor or blender to be “riced" then roast the riced cauliflower with corn and walnuts or pine nuts and serve with pesto sauce; or make some cauliflower fried rice by mixing it with any chopped vegetables in the crisper, an egg and any leftover meat, then season with salt, pepper, garlic and a dash of soy sauce. </p> <p> <strong>Bread Pudding</strong> - Any leftover bread can be turned into a delicious dessert or savory pudding, even when past its prime. Simply add milk, butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla extract and bake it for about 60 minutes. A simple bread pudding recipe can be customized by adding cinnamon, nuts, raisins, chocolate chips or fruit. </p> <p> <strong>Fresh herbs</strong> - Fresh herbs add another enhancement to a dish, but they can go bad before all of it can be used. To get more use out of fresh herbs, chop them up and freeze them in ice cube trays with olive oil. Take out an herb cube whenever you're ready to use it. </p> <p> <strong>Mushroom Pate</strong> – If you have mushrooms on the verge of shriveling or wilting away, bring them back to life with a little sherry or red wine, garlic, walnuts and onions. If you have an eggplant lying around, add to the mix to make a great topping on pizza or pasta. </p> <p>*For recipes for any of the dishes described please email us at eat@amici.catering​<br></p> <p><br> </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/publicworksNewspublic-worksPublic Works
Public Works Continues Recycling Education Digitallyhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/1157Public Works (Trash and Recycling)4/23/2020 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1157/Newsroom_PublicWorks_007.jpgPublic Works Continues Recycling Education Digitally<div class="ExternalClass79EB167E850F42A3A434A7A8429A5AE0"><html> <p>​<br></p>On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, April 22, the Phoenix Public Works Department launched their digital education webpage, <a target="_blank" href="/publicworks/recycleplus">Recycle+</a> <a target="_blank" href="/publicworks/recycleplus">[phoenix.gov/RecyclePlus]</a> focused on teaching school-aged children and adults about recycling and waste diversion.<br><br>The webpage was developed by the department's <a target="_blank" href="https://phoenix.gov/zerowaste">Zero Waste team</a>, dedicated to delivering recycling education and community outreach to Phoenix residents.  <br><br>“Public Works values community engagement even with the current social distancing guidelines," said Ginger Spencer, Public Works director. “Recycle+ is one way we are adapting to the new norms to keep connecting with Phoenix residents and continue our recycling education strategy to achieve a <a target="_blank" href="/publicworks/reimagine">40% waste diversion rate by the end of 2020.</a>" <br><br>Recycle+ features resources, activities and <a target="_blank" href="/publicworkssite/Documents/Grades%206-8%20Writing%20Prompt.pdf">even contests </a>about recycling and sustainability that typically would be presented during a traditional in-person presentation. It also includes the Recycle Right Wizard, a desktop app that takes the guesswork out of recycling by indicating whether a certain material is recyclable or not. A video tour of the city's recycling center or Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) can also be accessed from that page to temporarily replace the usual free in-person tours.<br><br>With the rest of the school year suspended, the Recycle+ webpage can be a supplement to children's homeschooling activities or may provide 15 minutes of free time for parents. The Zero Waste team will continue to add new content to the page, including webinar presentations, informational videos and recycling or composting quizzes. <br><br><div><em>Educational outreach is one of the three pillars of Phoenix's </em><a target="_blank" href="/publicworks/reimagine"><em>Reimagine Phoenix initiative</em></a><em> to increase recycling and reach a 40% waste diversion rate by the end of 2020, and become a zero waste city by the year 2050. As of July 2019, Phoenix's waste diversion rate is at 36%, which is above the national average (34%). </em></div><br><p><br></p></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/publicworksNewspublic-worksPublic Works

 

 

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