SEATTLE (Waste Advantage): In an effort to improve mobility and traffic congestion, the City is conducting a six-month pilot that began September 26, to expand residential trash and recycling collection hours within the boundaries of Vine to Bainbridge Streets, from the Delaware to Schuylkill Rivers, to limit the operation of municipal sanitation trucks during the more congested times of the travel.
Residents that live within this boundary and receive City trash and recycling collection services must set out their materials for pickup at their regularly scheduled collection site no earlier than 7pm the night before collection day and no later than 6am the day of collection. Trash and recycling collections will remain collected on the same day.
Expanding sanitation pick up hours aims to:
The current set out times for residential collection are from 7am to 7pm daily. Because collection does not begin until 7am sanitation vehicles can find themselves contributing to, or stuck in, morning congestion on city streets. A similar effect can occur during the afternoon commuting period. This can result in:
The results of the pilot program will be announced in April. Measured success of the pilot will be determined by:
This pilot is being conducted by theOffice of Transportation, Infrastructure, and Sustainability (OTIS) and the Streets Department. This effort supports CONNECT, the City of Philadelphia’s Strategic Transportation Plan committed to the goal of improving mobility by providing a reliable and efficient transportation system.