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Which option for a new Solid Waste & Recycling program do you prefer?


When evaluating trash collection services, what are your top priorities? Please rank the following items in order importance.

Average priorities over 328 responses
  1. Providing efficient and reliable, weekly collection service

    Service/Reliability
  2. Overall cost of the program

    Cost
  3. Providing stardardized containers with wheels and lids to limit blowing trash and recycling. 

    Cleanliness & Standardized Containers
  4. Providing curbside yard waste collection at no additional cost. (No more trips to Ohio Mulch!)

    Weekly Yard Waste Collection
  5. Providing curbside bulk-collection for items too large to fit into your trash can at no additional cost.

    Bulk Collection
  6. Offering a senior discount for residents 65 years and older. 

    Senior Discount
  7. Offering "at-the-door" or garage-side pick-up for those with medical exemptions and for an annual, premium fee. 

    Maintaining "At-the-Door" Pick-up Option

Do you prefer a standardized trash container or one provided by residents?

Response Percent Response Count
Standardized Containers Provided; Collection Limited to Cart-Contents Only 73.6% 240
Resident-Provided Containers, Unlimited Weekly Collection 26.4% 86

If standardized containers are provided to residents for both trash and recycling, would you prefer trash pick-up to be limited to what can fit in the trash container, or should residents be able to put out extra trash beyond what will fit in their household trash container?

Response Percent Response Count
Limit trash collection to what can fit in the cart 42.9% 140
Allow unlimited pick-up for trash at the curb, even if a standardized container is used for trash 57.1% 186

When evaluating color options for recycling containers, which color is preferred (pick one)?

Response Percent Response Count
Red 5.5% 18
Blue 73.3% 239
No Color Preference 21.2% 69

As it relates to billing for solid waste services, which option do you prefer?

Response Percent Response Count
Annual Billing 35.1% 115
Semi-Annual Billing 13.7% 45
Quarterly Billing 51.2% 168

Are there any additional comments you would like to share?

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Victor Zagorodnov inside City Boundary
January 1, 2018, 7:50 PM
  • When evaluating trash collection services, what are your top priorities? Please rank the following items in order importance.
    1. Providing stardardized containers with wheels and lids to limit blowing trash and recycling. 

      Cleanliness & Standardized Containers
    2. Overall cost of the program

      Cost
    3. Providing efficient and reliable, weekly collection service

      Service/Reliability
    4. Offering "at-the-door" or garage-side pick-up for those with medical exemptions and for an annual, premium fee. 

      Maintaining "At-the-Door" Pick-up Option
    5. Offering a senior discount for residents 65 years and older. 

      Senior Discount
    6. Providing curbside bulk-collection for items too large to fit into your trash can at no additional cost.

      Bulk Collection
    7. Providing curbside yard waste collection at no additional cost. (No more trips to Ohio Mulch!)

      Weekly Yard Waste Collection
  • Do you prefer a standardized trash container or one provided by residents?
    • Resident-Provided Containers, Unlimited Weekly Collection
  • If standardized containers are provided to residents for both trash and recycling, would you prefer trash pick-up to be limited to what can fit in the trash container, or should residents be able to put out extra trash beyond what will fit in their household trash container?
    • Limit trash collection to what can fit in the cart
  • When evaluating color options for recycling containers, which color is preferred (pick one)?
    • Blue
  • As it relates to billing for solid waste services, which option do you prefer?
    • Semi-Annual Billing
  • Are there any additional comments you would like to share?

    1) As a single retired person (68) I do produce very little waste - one about 5 g /10-15 Lbs bag per 2-3 weeks. Respectively I pay about $1.25/w or $62/y. With new program I have to pay 3.3 times more. It should be at least 3 different programs depends on family size. Then every one will be charged equally and proportionally to the wast generated.

    2) Why do I need 60 (?) g container; I knew reasons why, but I see all changes, including cost raise, for sake of business. I would be happy with max 10 g container and pay extras if I exceed it.

    3) On top of excessive volume, weight, size of the new container I have to organize place to keep it out of eyes. A container shack I have to buy and install. It will make my front yard ugly, to reach my garage I have to walk around condo complex for at least 200 y, moving down of slop. So far I am not on medical assistance program - but time is moving fast.

    4) In new program sufficient list of recycling items are not allowed anymore. The Drop-Off Recycling Program is good - I will use it, hopefully, for some years, but some elderly people would prefer to pay for pickup as before with stickers. Living in UA for 21 y, I suspect that majority of people would prefer old way of recycling - stickers. And cost of stickers is good regulator.
    5) I am definitely not happy with new solid wast program. It is for sake of a business in stead of people. Normal pace of services cost raise of 10-20% per/y is normal as it was before with stickers and 3 time increase with questionable advantages for people is not good, cost raise is disproportional and not reasonable.
    6) I would look for environmental aspects of this new program. A few dozen tons of new plastic will be made (already distributed among of citizen of UA), a few tons of likely usable plastic containers will be wasted. Possibly, hundreds if not thousands of shack will be constructed waist of plastic/wood, territories, and resources. All together, the program causes wast of nature, resources and a unproven burden of people.
    Sorry for my poor English

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