Enhanced Bulk Pick-up Available for City of Toledo Residents
Free bulk pick-up now available once per month
Monthly bulk pick-up service is now available for City of Toledo residents. Starting in January, residents can take advantage of one free bulk pick-up each month, so long as it is pre-scheduled. Unscheduled bulk pick-ups are subject to a fee. (Residents previously were eligible for just one free bulk pick-up per quarter.)
The new program was designed to keep Toledo streets cleaner and make it easier for residents to get rid of unwanted items. “The City’s renegotiated contract for waste collection greatly enhances our ability to serve neighborhoods. We are hopeful that our citizens will make good use of the monthly bulk pick-up services to help to keep their neighborhoods cleaner,” said Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson. “But we want to make sure they know exactly how the program works.”
Residents can take advantage of the free monthly bulk pick-up by calling Republic Services at 419-936-2511 by their regular trash pick-up day. The scheduling process is the same as the previous program; however, the bulk collection days are shifting.
“Residents will need to call by their regular trash pick-up day, and the bulk pick-up will be scheduled for the day after their regular trash pick-up,” explained Paul Rasmusson, Senior Area Manager, Municipal Services, Republic Services.
“To help the city maintain clean neighborhoods, Republic drivers will identify trash piles during their regular route and add them to the next day’s bulk pick-up,” said Tom Kroma, Director of Department of Neighborhoods
If residents do not call to schedule the bulk pick-up, the items will still be collected by Republic Services and residents will receive a letter from the City of Toledo, which on the second offense could result in a service fee of $75.
“We appreciate residents’ commitment to maintaining Toledo as a clean, vibrant location for residents to live, work and play. And while this change to bulk pick-up allows them an even greater opportunity to maintain their neighborhoods, we need their help in scheduling the bulk pick-ups,” Kroma said.
Posted by Stacy Weber on Wednesday, January 13, 2016.