UPDATE JUNE 9: The City of Frisco is working with CWD today to arrange recycling pickups for residents who did not receive service on Saturday. Our initial reports indicate the special ‘clean sweep’ service this weekend reached at least 90 percent of residences. The city has arranged for the new service provider, Progressive, to begin service for certain recycling routes in advance of the Aug. 1 changeover from CWD. Progressive started two weeks ago servicing 1,200 homes per day. Beginning this morning, they are taking on an additional 1,200 homes. As Progressive receives more vehicles, the city will bring them in to service more homes prior to Aug. 1. As Progressive receives more vehicles, the city will bring them in to service more homes prior to Aug. 1, in order to keep recycling pickups on track going forward.
(May 30, 2014) ‘Black is the new gray’ -- as in new Frisco trash carts; new recycling carts remain blue.
Beginning June 2, the City of Frisco will begin transitioning both trash and recycling services to another provider, Progressive, which begins providing full service Aug. 1. As a result, residents’ blue and gray carts will be picked up by Progressive, which will also replace the ‘old’ containers with new, 95-gallon black and blue carts, simultaneously. Residents should put both carts out every week on their designated ‘trash day’.
“That’s really residents’ best bet,” said Jeremy Starritt, Environmental Services Manager. “That way, they don’t need to worry about a specific ‘swap date’”.
Nevertheless, each residence has been assigned a specific ‘cart swap’ date, which falls on the same day of the week as the resident’s regularly scheduled ‘trash day’. Click here to see a map of designated ‘cart swap’ dates.
Residents who are out of town during the cart replacement period (June 2 – August 1) should notify the city’s Environmental Services division at 972-292-5900 or ask a neighbor to roll out carts on replacement day.
“There are no changes in cost, service days or rules for setting carts at the curb or alley,” said Jeremy Starritt, Environmental Services Manager. “But there are some added conveniences we hope residents will appreciate,” said Starritt.
Some of the additional service benefits include ‘environmentally friendly’ collection trucks that run on compressed, natural gas eliminating any need for gasoline or diesel fuels.
“Not only are the vehicles cleaner and greener, the trucks are very quiet,” said Starritt. “Most folks won’t realize when collection trucks are servicing their neighborhoods.”
Progressive also take ‘single stream’ recycling to another level, allowing residents to put wax coated cartons (such as milk cartons) and plastic bags in the blue carts.
“Residents who are contentious about recycling won’t need to make a special trip to us (Environmental Collection Center), their school or grocery store to recycle plastic bags,” said Starritt. “They can put those items in their new, blue carts.”
Residents who follow set-out rules will qualify to be entered into a drawing for free trash-recycling-yard waste service for a year, which is valued at $138.00. Twenty winners will be selected at random to receive the free service. Progressive is picking up the tab of $2,760 to cover the total costs for free service for the winners.
Progressive will begin providing full service August 1. The Frisco City Council unanimously approved the Progressive contract in February 2014.