As part of the 2012 budget process, the Janesville City Council approved a recommendation from the Public Works Department to change how trash and recyclables are collected – from a manual collection system to an automated system. To facilitate this change, all City of Janesville residents will receive two wheeled carts, one for your trash and one for your recyclables. Once everyone has their carts, collection employees will no longer manually place the trash/recyclables into the trucks; instead, from inside the vehicle, they will manipulate a mechanical arm that will dump the trash into the truck by lifting the cart.
The City of Janesville is now happy to announce the timeline for automated collection to begin this spring. Distribution of wheeled trash carts will begin the first week of April; all carts will be delivered by Sunday, April 28. Automated collection for all City of Janesville residents will begin Monday, April 29.
When residents receive their trash and recycling carts, they will find inside brochures and information sharing program details or individuals may review the information found on these webpages.
As Operations Director John Whitcomb explains, “We are really excited about implementing this new program. Auto collections is more efficient and less costly than our current manual system because fewer vehicles are required to perform collection and employee claims and lost time due to injury are expected to be significantly reduced. Because automation allows customers to mix all recyclable material in a single cart (called “single-stream” recycling) we also believe more recyclable materials will be collected. This will help conserve landfill space and obtain more revenue from selling the recyclable materials.”
Automated Collection Brochure & Map/Schedule
Please review the following webpages to learn more about this program.
Should you have any questions, please contact the City Services Center at 755-3110.