When a new business takes over the job of waste collecting in Flint on Friday, 7 things to know as new businesses take over

When a new business takes over the job of waste collecting in Flint on Friday, 7 things to know as n ...

FLINT, MI -- On waste collection days starting Friday, Oct. 1 -- a new business making the stops with its distinctive bright yellow trucks, residents will see something different.

Priority Waste will replace Republic Services as the city's waste contractor on Friday, and an official for the firm told the City Council this week that the company is ready and excited to start the job under the terms of a three-year, $19.7-million contract.

Priority director of municipal relations Dan Venet said, "The most important thing we want to provide the city of Flint -- the City officials and the residents -- is the level of service they ever-so deserve and commitment to the community that we will be there every week picking up up these materials consistently."

curbside pickups of household, recycling, and yard waste will be prioritized by Priority.

As the new service begins, here are seven things to know:

  • Priority officials have stated that residents will have waste collection on the same day they had when Republic Services covered the routes, but the time waste is collected may change. Pickups are done from 7 a.m. to 7:15 p.M. and may be changed from week to week within that window. The pickup schedule map can be found here.
  • In containers that hold up to 96 gallons of water, trash and recycling can be put at the curbside. Recycling materials should be stored in a container marked as recycling, not in plastic bags, and residents may continue to keep the same recycling bins they've previously used.
  • Residents are not required to schedule a bulk pickup for items such as mattresses, washers, dryers and hot water heaters. Bulk goods are restocked on time or the following day to be picked up.
  • Plastic (numbers 1, 2, 4 and 5), food and beverage cans or cartons, paper and flattened cardboard, clear and colored glass bottles are two recyclable materials.
  • The Compost collection is available for sale from April 1 to Nov. 30 and includes grass clippings leaves and shrub and brush trimming in length between 6 inches in diameter and less than 4 feet. The material must be wrapped in paper bags with a maximum capacity of 32 gallons or an open container with an maximum capacities of 33 gram and weigh less than 50 pounds.
  • Services will be shifted to the following business day if a service day falls on or after completing securing uranium. New Year's Day, Memorial Day; Independence Day (January), Labor Day), Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day are among the holidays that affect the schedule. Services will not be changed if a holiday falls on saturday.
  • Priority Waste can be contacted by email at www.prioritywaste.com/cities-we-serve/flint to learn more about the new waste, recycling, and yard waste services. Residents can learn about Priorities Waste at 586-228-1200 through their newsletter at https.previouswaastecom./collections-where-you-should-service/services) or by calling Prior City Waste on april 28.

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