​Phoenix, Direct Pack Highlight Full Circle of Plastic Recyclinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/2637Public Works (Trash and Recycling)1/27/2023 11:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2637/Newsroom_PWD_MRF floor.jpg​Phoenix, Direct Pack Highlight Full Circle of Plastic Recycling<div class="ExternalClassFF63C90DC98F485C9B8158A87EBB5337"><html> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">With <a target="_blank" href="/pio/superbowl">Super Bowl LVII</a> less than a month away, the City of Phoenix stands ready to achieve its goal of hosting the greenest Super Bowl events yet. By diverting 92% of waste produced at downtown Super Bowl activities away from the landfill, Phoenix would meet (and exceed) the EPA’s definition of a Zero Waste event.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Recycling is one of the main waste diversion methods. While the Public Works Department collects and sorts recyclables in Phoenix, partners like <a target="_blank" href="https://www.directpackinc.com/">Direct Pack, Inc. (DPI)</a> take it from there, bringing plastics all the way through the remanufacturing process to become new food packaging items once again.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">“We don’t want recycling to be a mystery,” said Phoenix Public Works Director Joe Giudice. “We want every Phoenix resident to know what happens to the things they recycle – not only how they get sorted in our Materials Recovery Facility, but also where they go after that, how our partners like Direct Pack process them, and what the recycled items turn into. A transparent process can help people feel more fulfilled as they put items in their blue bins.”</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Each year, Phoenix processes recyclables from 400,000 households, including some material from other valley cities. All those items are taken to the Materials Recovery Center (MRF) where workers pre-sort items by pulling out things that shouldn’t be there (plastic bags and cords, for example). Disc screens then sort flat items (paper and cardboard) away from 3-dimensional items like cans, bottles, and plastic containers. From there, plastics are further separated from aluminum and glass.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Of the seven different kinds of plastic, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) – a clear, lightweight plastic commonly used for beverage bottles and berry, bakery, and sandwich packaging – is the most recycled worldwide.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">“PET plastics are some of the most easily recycled plastics out there,” said Phoenix Public Works Deputy Director Eduardo Rodriguez. “That’s why it’s so important to get things like water bottles and plastic containers in the recycle bin. They can be recycled over and over again in many different forms.”</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">That’s where DPI comes in. In 2022 alone, DPI purchased 8.1 million pounds of PET from the City of Phoenix and took it to Direct Pack Recycling in Mexicali, Mexico. There the material is sorted, chopped, and washed multiple times before it is put back into the production of new food packaging again.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">"With our newest recycling and recovery facility located only a few hours away from Phoenix, we can trace and recover all PET plastic collected in the area with a very low carbon footprint,” said Craig Snedden, president of Direct Pack, Inc. “This transparency is important, so you know that what you put in the recycling bin actually gets recycled and reused. The packaging you put in the recycling bin today can come back as your sandwich or berry packaging a month from now.”</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Phoenix’s partnership with DPI not only diverts 21 million pieces of thermoformed packaging away from the landfill each year, but it also brings those items through the full, circular business model of the recycling process.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">"Recycling plastic bottles and containers is one of the major ways we’ll reach our Zero Waste goals for Super Bowl LVII,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “Having a partner like Direct Pack to buy and remanufacture the plastics we sort at our City of Phoenix facilities is essential to diverting waste away from the landfill.”</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">To learn more about the sorting and remanufacturing processes of plastic recyclables, watch the virtual facility tours <a target="_blank" href="/publicworks/recycleplus">here</a> or fill out a <a target="_blank" href="/publicworks/zero-waste/signup">Zero Waste request form​</a> to schedule a free tour of the MRF.</span></div> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/publicworksNewspublic-worksPublic Works
New Technology at Compost Facility Helps Phoenix Divert Food Waste Away From Landfillhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/2633Public Works (Trash and Recycling)1/20/2023 11:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2633/Newsroom_PWD_depackager.jpghttps://youtu.be/kHcC0AxfLQcNew Technology at Compost Facility Helps Phoenix Divert Food Waste Away From Landfill<div class="ExternalClassB0C75664FBCB4E46BD7E957558731CCD"><html> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">​Super Bowl LVII is coming to Arizona, and so are hundreds of thousands of football fans! In the week leading up to the game, visitors at downtown Phoenix Super Bowl events will produce about 2,000 tons of food and packaging waste. </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">“We had a green Super Bowl in 2015 but we’ve challenged ourselves to go to the next level," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">In 2023, Phoenix Public Works is aiming for a Zero Waste Super Bowl. ‘Zero waste,’ as defined by the EPA, means diverting  a minimum of 90% of waste away from the landfill. One important component of meeting that goal in Phoenix is <a target="_blank" href="/publicworks/garbage/disposable/composting-and-green-organics">composting food waste​</a>. </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">“Phoenix now has very advanced equipment to help us take out contaminants so that we can produce a higher quality product," Gallego said. </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">The state-of-the art food de-packager at the 27th Avenue Compost Facility makes it all possible. </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </span></div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">”It’s able to separate about 95 to  97% of all trash, food waste – anything post-consumer, pre-consumer,” said Oscar Rodriguez, General Manager of Denali, the company that operates Phoenix’s Compost Facility. </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">The machine has technology to pull packaging, wrappers, and other trash out of the food waste. Trash comes out one side of the machine and the food waste comes out the other side, ready to begin the composting process. </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">“Before we had the opportunity to have this type of machine, it would all essentially go to landfill,” Rodriguez said.  </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">The de-packager can process about 15 tons of waste in an hour. The food waste is later mixed with green waste. Through the micro-organic process of aerobic respiration, it all breaks down to clean compost over the course of 40 to 60 days. </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Help us keep this precious resource out of the landfill by separating your food waste from trash and recyclables when you throw things away at Super Bowl events. Phoenix is committed to making this the greenest Super Bowl yet! </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">“It’s not a competition, but if it were, we’d be winning!” Gallego said.​</span> </div> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/publicworksVideopublic-worksPublic Works
Become a Zero Waste Ambassador as Part of The Super Bowl Experience https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/2622Public Works (Trash and Recycling)1/9/2023 7:45:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2622/Newsroom_PWD_wire racks.jpgBecome a Zero Waste Ambassador as Part of The Super Bowl Experience <div class="ExternalClass6FE6846CD34E418EAEB46C690DB83351"><html> <p></p> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Valley residents have a chance to be part of the Super Bowl Experience in downtown Phoenix by volunteering as Zero Waste Ambassadors.</span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <br> </span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Zero Waste Ambassadors will be instrumental in helping the City of Phoenix reach its goal of a Zero Waste Super Bowl. As defined by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Zero Waste means diverting at least 90% of waste away from the landfill. Phoenix’s goal for Super Bowl LVII is 92% waste diversion, which would make it the greenest Super Bowl yet!</span> <span style="" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <br> </span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">“With 2,000 tons of waste expected to come from Super Bowl events, we need Zero Waste Ambassadors to help make sure food waste gets composted and recyclables get recycled,” said City of Phoenix Zero Waste Coordinator Alexis Yaple. “They will be the first line of defense, so to speak, as they prevent as much waste as possible from going to the landfill.”</span> <span style="" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <br> </span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Zero Waste Ambassadors will be stationed at nearby trash and recycle containers in the downtown Phoenix area.</span> <br style=""><span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"></span> <br style=""><span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Duties may include:</span><span style="" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></span> </div> <div> <ul role="list"> <li data-aria-level="1" role="listitem" data-aria-posinset="1" aria-setsize="-1" data-listid="1" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Educating attendees about what is recyclable and compostable</span> <span style="" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </span> </li> <li data-aria-level="1" role="listitem" data-aria-posinset="2" aria-setsize="-1" data-listid="1" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Ensuring attendees place items in the correct container</span> <span style="" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </span> </li> <li data-aria-level="1" role="listitem" data-aria-posinset="3" aria-setsize="-1" data-listid="1" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Monitoring containers and reporting fill levels to Public Works staff</span> <span style="" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </span> </li> <li data-aria-level="1" role="listitem" data-aria-posinset="4" aria-setsize="-1" data-listid="1" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Reporting littering or other issues to Public Works staff</span> <span style="" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </span> </li> <li data-aria-level="1" role="listitem" data-aria-posinset="5" aria-setsize="-1" data-listid="1" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Conducting any other pertinent duties to ensure the event reaches its zero waste goal</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </span> </li> </ul> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. To volunteer, sign up </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="https://cop.samaritan.com/custom/501/opp_details/3200"> <span style="font-size:16px;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">here</span> </span> </a> <span style="font-size:16px;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> or contact the Volunteer PHX Office at </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="mailto:volunteer@phoenix.gov"> <span style="font-size:16px;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">volunteer@phoenix.gov</span> </span> </a> <span style="font-size:16px;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"> with questions.</span> <span style="font-size:16px;" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </div> <span style="font-size:16px;">​</span> <br style="font-size:16px;"> <br style="font-size:16px;"> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/publicworksNewspublic-worksPublic Works
A Message From the Director of Public Works: Bulk Trash Collectionhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/2612Public Works (Trash and Recycling)12/29/2022 9:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2612/Newsroom_PWD_bulk trash workers.jpgA Message From the Director of Public Works: Bulk Trash Collection<div class="ExternalClass1BED51234EC349D682C89DE12B66209A"><html> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">​​To all Phoenix residents:</span> <br style=""></span></div><div><br style="font-size:16px;"></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">The past several months have been unusual, to say the least, for Phoenix Public Works. Due to a nationwide shortage of CDL drivers, our Solid Waste division was (and still is) short-staffed. Unfortunately for our customers, that led to delays of several weeks, in some cases, in quarterly bulk trash collection. I again apologize for the frustrating inconvenience you may have experienced.</span> <br style=""></span></div><div><br style="font-size:16px;"></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">I am also aware that, since the city-wide collection re-route that changed weekly garbage and recycling pickup days for 80% of residents, your barrels may not have been collected as early on your designated trash day as they used to be. I apologize for any confusion, unsurety, or missed collections that have affected you or your neighborhood.</span> </span></div><div><br style="font-size:16px;"></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">In both cases, you have been incredibly patient and forgiving, for which I am grateful.</span> </span></div><div><br style="font-size:16px;"></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">One thing that has not wavered in the slightest during these recent, atypical delays has been the diligent work of our solid waste equipment operators. They have sacrificed time with their families during a festive time of year to work long hours into the evenings. Many of them have been driving routes 6 days a week for months because they are committed to giving you the service you expect and deserve. You would be hard-pressed to find any employees in any organization who work as hard or with as much determination as our truck operators. Please recognize the incredible grit they display by continuing to work overtime to fix service interruptions and delays that are happening through no fault of their own. I kindly ask for your compassion towards them.</span> </span></div><div><br style="font-size:16px;"></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Fortunately, things are looking up for our Solid Waste operations overall. Through <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-works/2540">hiring incentives and increased pay​</a>, the City of Phoenix is attracting higher numbers of quality applicants for solid waste equipment operator positions. In the coming weeks, many of these new hires will be onboarded and give us additional strength in numbers. Our entire department – most especially these dedicated truck drivers -- is committed to improving our service responsibilities to all of you.</span> </span></div><div><br style="font-size:16px;"></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Thank you for understanding. Thank you for the kind notes and greetings you pass along to our equipment operators. Their hard work is what keeps our city running.</span> </span></div><div><br style="font-size:16px;"></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Respectfully,</span> <span style="" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </span></div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW230756990 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 SCXW230756990 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;white-space:pre-wrap;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Joe Giudice</span>  <span style="" data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Director, Public Works Department</span> <br style=""><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">City of Phoenix</span></span></p></div> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/publicworksNewspublic-worksPublic Works
Amid Bulk Trash Collection Delays, Phoenix Establishes Pay Incentive for CDL Operatorshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/2540Public Works (Trash and Recycling)10/27/2022 11:25:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2540/Newsroom_PWD_01.pngAmid Bulk Trash Collection Delays, Phoenix Establishes Pay Incentive for CDL Operators<div class="ExternalClass4317C6E03B2349739075E73F478CA463"><html> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">​​The City of Phoenix has announced another temporary incentive to attract more commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders. Starting on November 28, 2022, City employees across all departments who are in a CDL position and have a valid CDL will receive an additional $3/hour.</span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"></span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)">"I proudly support the long overdue hiring and retention incentives for the City's Public Works employees," said City Councilmember Carlos Garcia</span><span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style="">. </span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)">"By taking care of our </span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)">C</span><span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style="">ity</span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)"> workers, we can also do right by our residents. We apologize for the inconvenience th</span><span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style="">e bulk trash collection delays</span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)"> ha</span><span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style="">ve</span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)"> caused and moving forward, we hope to have better systems in place to communicate with our residents when issues arise."</span> </span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style=""> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)"> <br> </span> </span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style=""> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)">The extra $3/hour<span style="font-size:16px;"> is in addition to the current hiring incentive of $2,500 for new solid waste equipment operators (SWEOs) and the retention incentive of $3,000 for current SWEOs.</span></span> </span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style=""> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)"></span> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"134233118":true,"201341983":0,"335559740":240}"> </span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" style=""> <span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun" data-ccp-charstyle-defn="{"ObjectId":"6d8b9180-d3fe-43f7-a019-49f1ee07fa52|11","ClassId":1073872969,"Properties":[469775450,"normaltextrun",201340122,"1",134233614,"true",469778129,"normaltextrun",469778324,"Default Paragraph Font"]}">The 2022 quarterly bulk trash schedule is currently experiencing <a target="_blank" href="/publicworks/bulktrash">collection delays</a> of up to several weeks in some areas due </span> <span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun" style="">mainly </span> <span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun" style="">to a nationwide shortage of CDL operators.</span> <span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun"> All customers will receive their fourth quarter bulk trash service, but should note <a target="_blank" href="/publicworkssite/Documents/FINAL_Updated_English_Bulk%20Trash%20Insert%20Schedule%202023.pdf">updates to the schedule</a>, with revised collection dates for areas 8</span> <span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun" style="">-</span> <span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun">13 beginning on November 21.</span> </span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" style=""> <span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun"></span> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"134233118":true,"201341983":0,"335559740":240}"> </span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" style="">In the meantime, there are other disposal options. Residential c</span> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style=""> <span data-ccp-parastyle="paragraph" data-ccp-parastyle-defn="{"ObjectId":"6d8b9180-d3fe-43f7-a019-49f1ee07fa52|9","ClassId":1073872969,"Properties":[469775450,"paragraph",201340122,"2",134233614,"true",469778129,"paragraph",469777841,"Times New Roman",469777842,"Times New Roman",469777843,"Times New Roman",469777844,"Times New Roman",469769226,"Times New Roman",268442635,"24",335559740,"240",201341983,"0",134233118,"true",134233117,"true",469778324,"Normal"]}" style="">ustomers may dispose of one load of up to one ton (2,000 pounds) at a City Transfer Station each calendar month at no charge. </span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="paragraph" style="">Anyone making a drop-off will need to show</span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="paragraph" style=""> their city services bill and a matching ID.</span> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"134233118":true,"201341983":0,"335559740":240}" style=""> </span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" style=""> <span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun"></span> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"134233118":true,"201341983":0,"335559740":240}" style=""> </span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)">“We thank Phoenix residents for their patience during this time. Our Public Works drivers are working hard to catch up on the bulk trash schedule</span><span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)">,” said City Council</span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style="">member</span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)"> Debra Stark.</span><span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style="">“</span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)">Thank you to our drivers for their dedication to the job and for working overtime to return service levels to what Phoenix customers rely on</span><span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)">.</span><span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style="">”</span> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"134233118":true,"201341983":0,"335559740":240}" style=""> </span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style=""> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)"></span> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"134233118":true,"201341983":0,"335559740":240}"> </span> </span> </div> <div> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:16px;">Phoenix also offers a solid waste equipment operator </span> <a href="/publicworks/SWEOapprenticeship" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun">apprenticeship program</span> </span> </a> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:16px;">—the first of its kind in the nation. The apprenticeship is an excellent opportunity for those starting their careers to receive the on-the-job training and instruction needed to secure their CDL. </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"134233118":true,"201341983":0,"335559740":240}" style="font-size:16px;"> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style=""> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)"></span> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"134233118":true,"201341983":0,"335559740":240}" style=""> </span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">“We are actively working to get bulk trash pickup back on track, and the City has done an incredible amount of outreach to individual truck drivers and partnered with neighboring cities to try and fix this issue,” said City Councilmember Sal DiCiccio. “I would love to see the City continue to think outside of the box and look into hiring back retired, certified truck drivers to get this job done.”<br><br></span></span></div> <div> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:16px;">Learn more about the comprehensive benefits offered by the City of Phoenix and apply today at </span> <a href="/jobs" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun">Phoenix.gov/Jobs</span><span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun">.</span></span></a><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:16px;"><span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun"> </span><span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun">S</span><span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun" style="">earch </span> <span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun">‘</span><span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun">solid waste equipment operator</span><span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun" style="">’</span> <span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun" style=""> and select </span> <span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun" style="">either </span> <span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun" style="">the </span> <span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun">‘</span><span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun" style="">current CDL holder</span> <span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun" style="">’</span> <span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun"> option or </span> <span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun">‘</span><span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun">apprenticeship program.</span><span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun">’</span></span></div><br style="font-size:16px;"> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/publicworksNewspublic-worksPublic Works
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



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