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File #: 210408.    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Staff Recommendation Status: Passed
File created: 9/8/2021 In control: City Commission
On agenda: 10/21/2021 Final action: 10/21/2021
Title: Cart Size Evaluation For Neighbors (B)
Attachments: 1. 210408_09-09-21-draft v3-Door Hangtag.pdf_20120916
Related files: 210129., 200381., 200388.


Cart Size Evaluation For Neighbors (B)



As part of the review of the equity review of sanitation rates staff was directed to develop a program relating to right-sizing sanitation carts in residential areas.


To complete that task, the City will hire community builders from the City's BOLD program.  These community builders will review the carts of neighbors who have 65 and 96 gallon carts for a one-month period (four weekly reviews) by recording the percentage of use of those carts.  After four site visits, if the neighbor’s cart is consistently underutilized, an informational tag will be placed on the neighbor's cart indicating how they can downsize their cart and therefore reduce their monthly solid waste (GRU) bill.  The cart size exchange fee will be waived for any neighbors that are recommended to downsize their cart as a result of the survey.


This work will be completed by February 2022.


The expenses necessary to implement this program include:


$ 36,000 for labor costs;

$ 3,000 for printing of materials;

$ 1,000 for safety equipment and supplies;

$ 4,000 for electronic devices to record data for the time period.


$44,000 Total Cost



Strategic Connection

Goal 1: Equitable Community

Goal 2: Sustainable Community

Goal 3: A Great Place to Live and Experience


Fiscal Note

The estimated project cost is $44,000. Funds are available in the Solid Waste Fund for this project.



The City Commission:  1) approve this program, and 2) provide direction to the City Manager to take appropriate action to implement.



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