Cheyenne backs off from changing garbage pick-up

Cheyenne, WY (KGWN) - Mayor Rick Kaysen has indefinitely postponed the city’s plan to change the current practice of alley collection service for household waste and recycled materials. The city planned for the change effective May 5, 2014.

“Although I believe in the long term collection service in the street is more efficient, I also believe that in the short term a postponement is merited and is reasonable. Basically, I made this decision Monday night, April 14th, after hearing comments from residents who have concerns and asked questions. I also took into consideration the discussions I have had with residents either in person, over the telephone, or via e-mails prior to Monday evening. I have also have had additional discussions with staff”.

The city previously identified, that included in its years of analysis, it has looked at more efficient ways of providing service in a cost effective manner, safety concerns, avoiding repetition in routes, damage to private and public property, fuel usage, and adding more stops to daily routes. “While these objectives are still important, and we will continue with our focus, we know that customer service is important and we take that seriously.”

Customers who were notified that their service would be changed to the street, can still use the alley service during the postponement. Those customers who select to place their containers in the street are welcome to do so.

Yard waste container pick-up will remain in the street as it has been since the inception of the yard waste program.

For more information, customers can call the Sanitation Division at 307-637-6440.

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