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Successful First Collection of Wheeled Bin Pilot Project

Local News 05 Oct, 2023 Follow News

Successful First Collection of Wheeled Bin Pilot Project

The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is celebrating the success of the first collection of the newly implemented Wheeled Bin Pilot Project, a milestone that could not have been achieved without the cooperation of participating residents.

“We are very proud of the team involved in the planning and executing of this project and are even more thankful for the support and cooperation from residents living within the selected route. The first collection of the wheeled bin pilot project not only represents the beginning of a new collection system but it’s also an improved way of storing our garbage. September 27, 2023, is definitely a historic day for the DEH”, explained DEH Director, Mr. Richard Simms.

Announced in early August, the Wheeled Bin Pilot Project has captured the interest of more than 62% of eligible Prospect residents who have registered and received one or more 96-gallon wheeled bins, based on the number of occupants per household. This Pilot is expected to impact over 400 households along the Prospect area covering a range of housing types, geographic locations, and a diversity of communities to allow the pilot to identify any issues or concerns that may arise.

Previous to the day of the first collection, 75% of registered residents received 1 bin, 20% received 2 bins and only 5% received 3 or more bins. Since then, many more registrations have been submitted and another lot of wheeled bins have been scheduled for delivery. 

Among the engagement strategies implemented to promote the participation of eligible residents were 4 days of Door-to-Door walkabout, a community meeting, participation in 6 different talk shows, and the creation of a microsite dedicated to the project, among others.

For a period of 6 months starting from September, the proposed new waste collection system is aimed to test the implementation of world-class standard mechanized collections from residential locations within the selected route.

The selected route includes the following streets: Prospect Point Rd., Mahogany Way, Mangrove Ave., Siberia Ave., Tarpon Cir., Poindexter Rd., Swansong Cres., Mallard Dr., Birdhouse Cl., Evco Tours Ln., Palm Islands Cir., Oxford Ct., Whirway Cl., Ripon Ct., Dogwood St., Loch Lomond Way, Roxborough St., Windswept Dr., Reverie Rd., Amity St., Patricks Ave., North of Prospect Dr., Bay Island Ave., Bonnie View Ave., Westwood Dr., one stop on Almond Ave. Grape Ave. and another on Orange Dr.

For additional information, please contact the DEH at 949-6696, email dehcustomerservice@gov.ky , visit the DEH’s website at www.gov.ky/deh/  or message our Facebook page at https://bit.ly/3LEK55q

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