City of Gillette's revised Solid Waste schedule goes into effect August 4th

Press Release - Attention all Solid Waste, Recycling, and Yard Waste Customers:

The City of Gillette's Solid Waste Division releases the revised Solid Waste schedule that goes into effect August 4, 2014 and will improve the efficiency of the City's trash, recycling and yard waste curbside programs.

But first, some background...

The solid waste (trash) pick up days have not changed in many, many years, and as new subdivisions were added, the Solid Waste Division added those subdivisions to the day of the week that had the lightest schedule - which was easy to schedule, but not necessarily the most effective mechanism to determine when the best day a subdivision's trash, recycling and yard waste should get picked up.

This has led to an unbalanced schedule (see the picture labeled "Current Solid Waste Route Map" to get an idea) with some days having substantially more customers than others days, and routes that are scattered from heck to breakfast. CRSW 5.29.14

Thanks to Public Works leadership, Solid Waste staff, and the amazing geeks in our G.I.S. Division who analyzed the locations of current and potential future customers due to population increase, staff has come up with an improved routing map (see the picture below) and you can easily see the efficiencies that will be gained.
PRSW 5.29.14
However, this may mean a change in your trash pick up day, and the City of Gillette asks for your patience during this transition.

KEEP IN MIND, these changes will not go into effect until Monday, August 4th. So until then, continue to put out your trash, recycling, and yard waste the same as you always have.

ALSO, this does not mean your solid waste rates are going up. Council reviews rates each year in the Spring and Solid Waste rates were not increased this year.

As you look at the Revised Routing map [PDF], note that 

Monday = Blue areas, includes the following subdivisions:
Antelope Mobile Home Park
Ash Meadows
Bicentennial Mobile Home Park
Collins Heights
Heritage Village
Lakeland Hills
Lexus Mobile Home Park
Meadow Hills
Northland Village
Powder River Mobile Home Park
Prairie Rose
Westside Mobile Home Park 

Tuesday = Purple areas, includes the following subdivisions:
Copper Ridge
Foothills Mobile Home Park
Hidden Valley
Highland Estates
Iron Horse
Patriot Estates
Western Sky
Westview Mobile Home Park
Westover Hills

Wednesday = Red areas, includes the following subdivisions:
Castle Heights
Pronghorn Ranch
RC Ranch
Sage Bluffs
Sage Valley
South Park
Upper Sage Valley
Valley View

Thursday = Green areas, includes the following subdivisions:
1st Street to I-90
Chara Hills
Country Club
E-Z Street
Gurley to Wagensen Avenue
Indian Hills
Providence Crossing
Rolling Hills
Sierra Glen
Sierra Mobile Home Park

Friday = Yellow areas, includes the following subdivisions:
Arley Acres
College Park
Fox Park
Garner Lake Village
Highview Mobile Home Park
Legacy Ridge
Moon Meadows
Moon Shadow
Remington Estates
Western Way
Wrangler Estates

If your trash day is changing, we apologize for the inconvenience, but these are necessary changes to increase the efficiency of the routes.

And again, these revised routes will not go into effect Monday, August 4th. Thanks to all the Solid Waste Division staff who work hard to keep our community clean!

For more information, contact the Public Works Department at (307) 686-5320.
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