The Sanitation Division permits private companies to collect commercial refuse, for a fee, when the needs of the customer require more capacity than an 8 cubic yard dumpster. Sub-contractors (Waste Management), collect recyclable materials for disposal.
- Operations & Maintenance:
The Sanitation Division is placing a renewed, heavy emphasis on cleaning up those neighborhoods that require special attention as a result of having deteriorated over time. Statistics are showing that crime rate is closely correlated with neighborhood appearance. Better appearance leads to better communities.
The Utilities Operations & Maintenance Superintendent, supported by a secretary and an accounting clerk, is responsible for the day-to-day operation of Sanitation Division, budgeting and long range planning. The Division is structured in the following manner:
Residential Refuse Collection:
Operating collection vehicles collect refuse on both Northern and Southern routes. There is a once a week bulk pick-up on your yard waste day.
Commercial Refuse Collection:
Two person teams operating front loading collection vehicles collect commercial refuse on both Northern and Southern routes. These teams normally collect between 5 A.M. and 1 P.M.
Yard Waste Collection:
Crane collection trucks are operated by a single Sanitation Operator on both Northern and Southern routes. These trucks are operated between 6 A.M. and 2 P.M.
All residential and commercial refuse collected throughout the city is transported to the Solid Wasted Authority for reclamation. These materials are incinerated and the heat generated is used to produce electricity, which is consumed in our community.
Yard waste is mixed with sludge from the Waste Water Plant to produce mulch which is available free of cost to our citizens at the Solid Waste Authority. A commercial grade of mulch produce at the Solid Waste Authority is also available for a nominal fee.
Sanitation Division teams take a great deal of pride in the contribution they make to the aesthetic appeal of the City and the cleanliness of our environment.