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Phoenix Implements Hazardous Waste Home Pick-up Programhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/1706Public Works (Trash and Recycling)1/13/2021 8:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1706/Newsroom_PublicWorks_015.jpgPhoenix Implements Hazardous Waste Home Pick-up Program<div class="ExternalClassAB27F41DBE074764B4C25E214D3CBC2D"><html> ​<br><br><p>The Phoenix City Council recently approved the implementation of a 6-month pilot program that will allow Phoenix solid waste customers to schedule a home pickup of their household hazardous waste (HHW) materials beginning mid-January 2021.<br></p> The HHW Home Pickup Pilot Program will be managed by the Phoenix Public Works Department in partnership with <a href="http://karyenvironmental.com/" target="_blank">Kary Environmental Services​</a>, a local company that offers professional collection and handling of hazardous waste materials. Public Works is responsible for the proper collection, diversion and disposal of trash and recyclable materials from more than 400,000 Phoenix residential customers. <br><br> “The HHW Home Pickup Pilot Program is another example of the ways the city of Phoenix is adapting to the realities of COVID-19 while still providing crucial services. This home pickup program makes it easy for residents to properly dispose of hazardous materials, including things like batteries and paint,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “We expect this effort will result in up to 700 tons of waste diverted from landfills annually. I'm proud that Phoenix can provide this common-sense service at no additional cost to residents.”<br><br> To participate in the program and schedule a pickup beginning Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, solid waste residential customers who wish to dispose of HHW materials--such as paints, aerosols, batteries, electronics and chemicals--need to remember three simple steps: <br><br> 1. Check acceptable HHW materials list by visiting <a target="_blank" href="https://phoenix.gov/publicworks/hhw">phoenix.gov/publicworks/HHW</a>. The list is extensive and details the maximum quantities for accepted chemicals, paints and some electronics, per scheduled collection.<br><br> 2. Schedule a home pick-up online at <a target="_blank" href="https://phoenix.gov/publicworks/hhw">phoenix.gov/publicworks/HHW</a> or by calling 602-262-6251. Residents may schedule a pickup during the last two weeks of every other month, beginning in January. Actual collection of the materials will take place the following month. <br><br> 3. Place properly contained, sealed and labeled HHW materials at a visible and accessible area next to your garage or front door on the scheduled pickup date. This is important for safety purposes. DO NOT place HHW materials at the curb or on the sidewalk.<br><br> “During these difficult times, it's important for the City of Phoenix to provide vital services to our residents in a safe, physically distanced way,” said Vice Mayor Thelda Williams, chair of the Transportation, Infrastructure and Innovation subcommittee. “By implementing home pickups for household hazardous waste materials, the Public Works department is meeting this need, while also ensuring proper disposal of chemicals and toxic wastes that could harm families and the environment.”<br><br> There is no additional cost to request a home pickup for solid waste residential customers. The program is already included as part of the solid waste monthly rate. For the 6-month duration of the pilot program, each solid waste customer/household is entitled to one free HHW pick-up. Additionally, the current <a target="_blank" href="/publicworkssite/Documents/HHW%20Alternatives.pdf">HHW Alternative Drop-off program,</a> implemented in April 2020, will remain available at no cost to Phoenix solid waste customers. <br><br> <em style="text-decoration:underline;">HHW Collection Background Information: </em> <br><br> The city of Phoenix has been hosting HHW collection events since 1988 to ensure the proper disposal of chemicals and other toxic wastes that affect human health and the environment. Before the pandemic, the Public Works Department hosted nine drive thru HHW collection events per year at various locations, with each event occurring on a Friday and Saturday. On average, each HHW drive-thru event garnered 700 customers/vehicles. <br><br> In April, however, all HHW collection events were canceled because of physical-distancing protocols for the safety of customers, employees and contractors. As a quick alternative for residents, Public Works offered three different vendor drop-off locations, where residents can call ahead to drop off HHW materials at their own time. Since switching to the drop-off model in April, the average number of customers who took advantage of the no-cost HHW drop-off option decreased to 200 per month.  <br><br> On average, Phoenix's HHW collection program diverts approximately 500-700 tons of HHW materials from the landfill. <br><br> <p>For more information about Phoenix's HHW Home Pickup Pilot Program, visit the <a target="_blank" href="https://phoenix.gov/publicworks/hhw">Household Hazardous Waste webpage. ​</a><br></p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/publicworksNewspublic-worksaerosols, cleaning solutions, chemicalsPublic WorksHHW disposal hazardous chemicalsHHW, disposal, hazardous materials, pilot program, trash and recyclingYvette Roeder602-501-0620602-262-5099yvette.roeder@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/24/Yvette_Roeder.jpgTalkingTrashPHX

 

 

COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impactshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561Emergency Management & Homeland Security3/3/2021 6:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClass3A079D4D90CF469DB5B1C75BE442491B"><html> <p>​<strong>We're in this together!</strong> Looking for help? Find information related to the COVID-19 pandemic on this page. Residents with questions about city services and programs are encouraged to call <strong>(602) 262-3111</strong> or e-mail <a href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">contactus@phoenix.gov</a>​. ​​​​​​​​Phoenix small businesses needing help can call the Phoenix Community and Economic Development hotline at <strong>(602) 262-5040</strong>.</p> <h3>Phoenix Testing Blitz: COVID-19 Testing, No Out-of-Pocket Costs<br></h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399" target="_blank">Find upcoming testing dates and locations, either on-site or with Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van. Learn more.</a> </p><h3>Vaccine Fact Sheet</h3><p>Download information about the currently approved vaccines.<br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-English.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet - English (PDF)</a><br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Spanish.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet - Spanish (PDF)</a><br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Chinese.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet- Chinese (PDF)</a></p> <h3>Phoenix Requires Face Coverings; Frequently Asked Questions</h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1353" target="_blank">Face masks are still required in the City of Phoenix. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>City of Phoenix Impacted City Services Update</h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank">Learn what's impacted with current city services. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources </h3> <p> <a href="/resources" target="_blank">Additional resources for Phoenix businesses, the workforce, and residents relating to COVID-19. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan</h3> <p> <a href="/COVIDrelief" target="_blank">Information and updates on the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Special Events More Than 50 People / Venue Re-Opening Plans </h3> <p> <a href="/citymanager/specialevent" target="_blank">Help slow the spread of COVID-19! Download application to host a Special Event of more than 50 people in Phoenix. On this page you can also see Approved Events and Venue Re-Opening Plans. Learn more.</a> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Phoenix Testing Blitz: COVID-19 Testing, No Out-of-Pocket Costshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security3/3/2021 6:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix Testing Blitz: COVID-19 Testing, No Out-of-Pocket Costs<div class="ExternalClass86B8DF54666748BFA88A0CDBB7266A24"><html> <div class="ExternalClass83ECFA059D3644608F2F114B046FD2CB"> <p>Community partners are holding COVID-19 testing sites on select dates. <br> </p> <p> <strong>Related:</strong> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561">Find information related to the COVID-19 virus and City of Phoenix, including testing, vaccine fact sheet, resources, and city impacts. <strong>Visit the information page.</strong> </a> </p> <br> <h2 style="color:#e7524c;text-align:center;">COVID Testing Services</h2><h3> <img src="/newssite/PublishingImages/van_03.jpg" alt="Stationary Site" style="margin:5px;width:144px;" />Stationary Site <br> </h3><p> <strong>Maryvale Park</strong> <br>4420 N. 51st Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85031 <br>Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. <br>Appointments recommended at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a> <br>Offers PCR test with results within 24 hours. <br> </p><h3> <img src="/newssite/PublishingImages/van_01.jpg" alt="Mobile Van #1" style="letter-spacing:-0.4px;background-color:window;margin:5px;vertical-align:baseline;width:144px;" />Mobile Van #1 <br> </h3><p>Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. <br>Offers Antigen and antibodies test. <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-works/1455">Read More</a>. <br> </p><h3> <img src="/newssite/PublishingImages/van_02.jpg" alt="Mobile Van #2" style="margin:5px;width:144px;" />Mobile Van #2 </h3><p>Mondays or Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. <br>Offers antigen results in 15 minutes and PCR with results within 24 hours. <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-works/1739">Read More</a>. <br> </p><h3> <img src="/newssite/PublishingImages/van_04.jpg" alt="Walk-Up Sites" style="margin:5px;width:144px;" />Walk-Up Sites </h3><p>Weekends (varies) from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (varies) <br>Offers PCR test with results in 24 hours. </p> <br> <h2 style="color:#e7524c;text-align:center;">Current Schedule​<br></h2><h3>Wednesday, March 3, 2021 <br> </h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2. </strong>Helen Drake Center <br>7600 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85051 <br>Evening 1:00 - 7:00 p.m. <br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a> </p><h3>Thursday, March 4, 2021 <br> </h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Desert West Park and Sports Complex <br>6602 W. Encanto Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85035 <br>Evening 1:00 - 7:00 p.m. <br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a> </p><h3>Friday, March 5, 2021 <br> </h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1. </strong>Bernard Black Elementary <br>6550 S. 27th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85041 <br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a> </p><h3>Saturday, March 6, 2021 <br> </h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1. </strong>John F. Long Family Services Center <br>3454 N. 51st Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85031 <br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a> </p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2. </strong>Shadow Mountain Senior Center <br>3546 E. Sweetwater, Phoenix, AZ 85032 <br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a> </p><p> <strong>Walk-Up/Drive-Thru Site.</strong> Steele Indian School Park <br>300 E. Indian School Rd.,Phoenix, AZ 85012 <br>Register at <a href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/" target="_blank">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com</a> </p><p> <strong>Walk-Up Site.</strong> Sueno Park <br>4401 W Encanto Blvd., Phoenix. AZ <br>Register at: <a href="https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/equality/" target="_blank">https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/equality/</a>. </p><h3>Monday, March 8, 2021 <br> </h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Community Center <br>17642 N 40th St.. Phoenix, AZ 85032 <br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a> </p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2. </strong>Sheely Farms School <br>9450 W. Encanto, Phoenix, AZ 85037 <br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a> </p><h3>Tuesday, March 9, 2021 <br> </h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store <br>4230 W. McDowell Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85009 <br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a> </p><h3>Wednesday, March 10, 2021 <br> </h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2. </strong>Century Library <br>1750 E. Highland, Phoenix, AZ 85016 <br>Evening 1:00 - 7:00 p.m. <br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a> </p><h3>Thursday, March 11, 2021 <br> </h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1. </strong>Cholla Library <br>10050 N. Metro Pkwy E., Phoenix, AZ 85051 <br>Evening 1:00 - 7:00 p.m. <br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a> </p><h3>Friday, March 12, 2021 <br> </h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1. </strong>Travis Williams Family Services Center <br>4732 S. Central Ave.Phoenix, AZ 85040 <br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a> </p><h3>Saturday, March 13, 2021 <br> </h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1. </strong>Devonshire Community Center <br>2802 E. Devonshire Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85016 <br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com​</a> </p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Emmanuel Church of God and Christ <br>1527 W. Buckeye Road, Phoenix, AZ 85007 <br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a> </p><p> <strong>Walk-Up/Drive-Thru Site.</strong> Steele Indian School Park <br>300 E. Indian School Rd.,Phoenix, AZ 85012 <br>Register at <a href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/" target="_blank">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com</a> </p><p> <strong>Walk-Up Site.</strong> Cortez Park <br>3434 W Dunlap Ave., Phoenix, AZ <br>Register at: <a href="https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/equality/" target="_blank">https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/equality/</a> </p><h3>Saturday, March 20, 2021 <br> </h3><p> <strong>Walk-Up/Drive-Thru Site. </strong>Steele Indian School Park <br>300 E. Indian School Rd.,Phoenix, AZ 85012 <br>Register at <a href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/" target="_blank">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com</a> <br> </p><p> <strong>Walk-Up Site. </strong>Hermoso Park <br>2030 E. Southern Ave., Phoenix, AZ <br>Register at: <a href="https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/equality/" target="_blank">https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/equality/</a> </p><p> <strong>Walk-Up Site.</strong> St Augustine Catholic Church <br>3630 N 71st Ave., Phoenix, AZ <br>Register at: <a href="https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/equality/" target="_blank">https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/equality/</a> </p><h3>Saturday, March 27, 2021 <br> </h3><p> <strong>Walk-Up</strong> <strong>/Drive-Thru</strong> <strong> Site.</strong> Steele Indian School Park <br>300 E. Indian School Rd.,Phoenix, AZ 85012 <br>Register at <a href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/" target="_blank">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com</a> <br> </p><p> <strong>Walk-Up Site. </strong>Los Olivos Park <br>2802 E. Devonshire Ave., Phoenix, AZ <br>Register at: <a href="https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/equality/" target="_blank">https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/equality/</a> </p><p> <strong>Walk-Up Site.</strong> Washington Park <br>6655 N 23rd Ave., Phoenix, AZ <br>Register at: <a href="https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/equality/" target="_blank">https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/equality/</a> </p><h4>Media Contact</h4><p>Yvette Roeder <br>Cell:602-501-0620 <br>Email <a href="mailto:yvette.roeder@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">yvette.roeder@phoenix.gov</a> </p> ​<br></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Before the Badge: Lois Weiss, Personal Trainer and Bodybuilderhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/1793Police3/8/2021 12:00:00 AMhttps://youtu.be/5_WCEoC0s5EBefore the Badge: Lois Weiss, Personal Trainer and Bodybuilder<div class="ExternalClass8CC39656E982407E89B188C689790E1D"><html> <em>Phoenix Police officers come from many different backgrounds, including different careers. The department's video series, ‘</em><a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFNuct3MvVGa0aB67cIDS6PG4dPM9eNvE" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://youtube.com/playlist?list%3DPLFNuct3MvVGa0aB67cIDS6PG4dPM9eNvE&source=gmail&ust=1615247774487000&usg=AFQjCNHeH9o6r88qbVZWncnjxAldUsqOEg"><em>Before the Badge</em></a><em>,’ is profiling some of those careers, and the diversity they bring to the department today. </em> <br> <br> <div>Phoenix Police Lt. Lois Weiss climbs the stairs to her fourth floor office in downtown Phoenix. Rest assured, there's an elevator in the building, but she's into staying fit — she has been her whole life, so much so, that it was her first real career before ever entering law enforcement. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>"Going into college, I needed to find a way to pay for things," Lt. Weiss explained. "As I was pursuing my bachelor's at the University of Illinois [at] Chicago — was pursuing that for criminal justice, I majored in that, I minored in political science. So during that time, personal training was a monetary benefit."</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Lt. Weiss worked four years as a personal trainer at a health club in a suburb of Chicago. Personal training led her to the world of bodybuilding, and she eventually found herself in competitions. She said she walked away with a handful of trophies, and some invaluable life lessons, too. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <div>"It taught you intestinal fortitude," Lt. Weiss said. "It taught you emotional equity, in any mission. It taught self preservation, self regulation, it also taught me how to work seamlessly with other people because it really put in the forefront of my mind, I can't go this alone."</div> <div></div> </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Ultimately though, she said she did not see herself in personal training forever, and after graduating college, she returned to an interest she had as a little girl. <br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>"I wanted to go into law enforcement," Lt. Weiss said. "I just knew I did. Personal training wasn't going to ever allow me the conduit, or the way, to hold people accountable for horrible things that they did."</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>So, in her early 20s, she moved out west, and the rest, as they say, is history. Lt. Weiss has been with the Phoenix Police Department for 27 years. She has been in roles from financial crimes to homicide to undercover details, always keeping with her the strong mental and physical foundation from that first career. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Now as a leader of the department's Professional Standards Bureau, she cannot stress enough the benefits of a team with a diverse employment background like her own. </div> <div>  <br></div> <div>"I believe that diversity galvanizes the department," Lt. Weiss explained. "And this is going to set us up for longevity in this organization that I truly believe is the best organization in the country."</div> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideo

 

 

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