The City of Coral Gables has always prided itself in providing first class garbage, trash and recycling services to residents.
The services come at a cost of over $860 a year per household.
Residents have been hit with numerous delays in pickups over the last two years. The City has attributed these to staffing, maintenance issues of the aging fleet and COVID.
On June 14th, the City will be going from a 5-day pickup schedule to a 4-day pickup schedule for recycling service.
Not all households will be affected by the change, but some will be adjusted. The adjustment is intended to switch to “more efficient pickup routes,” minimizing “time spent driving between pickups and will conveniently allow a resident’s recycling pickup day to fall on one of their household garbage pickup days. Also, not only will moving to a four-day operation create an ‘off-day’ that will allow for vehicle maintenance without delaying service, but it will also provide time to recover due to unforeseen disruptions such as storms and vehicle breakdowns.”
“We are striving to improve our service delivery and efficiencies and look forward to the positive effects these changes will have on our recycling services,” said Al Zamora, Assistant Director of Public Works – Solid Waste.
Residents can look up their address and learn their new pickup day on the City’s website www.CoralGables.com/Recyclinghttp://www.CoralGables.com/Recycling.