City, Pleasanton Garbage Service to host workshop on new program

3-cart collection service starts with first trash pick-ups in October

The city of Pleasanton and Pleasanton Garbage Service will co-host a free informational workshop about Pleasanton's new recycling program at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29 at the Veteran's Memorial Building on Main Street.

The one-hour workshop will offer information about the new program, which is scheduled to get under way with the first trash pick-up in October.

The brief agenda includes a short overview of the program, a question-and-answer session, and a display of the trash, green and new recycling carts that will be used in the program, along with the materials that should be placed in each bin.

The new three-cart trash and curbside recycling program will replace the existing recycling service that utilizes blue bags. Pleasanton residents currently put both trash and recyclables into one collection cart, and recyclable material is sorted from trash at the Material Recovery Facility operated by Pleasanton Garbage Service. The new recycling program requires residents to put trash and recyclables into separate collection carts.

Each household will receive a new 96-gallon recycling cart for glass and plastic bottles, steel or tin cans, jars, cardboard, aluminum containers or foil, and paper. The new program also gives customers the choice of a 35-gallon or a 96-gallon trash cart to collect waste that is not recyclable or green. The new collection carts and important information about the new recycling program will be delivered to residents prior to the start of the program. The existing green waste carts will remain in use as part of the new program.

For more information, call 931-5001.

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Posted by Quit Imposing YOUR Idealogues On US!
a resident of Foothill Place
on Aug 19, 2009 at 8:32 pm

Oh that's just how we want to spend one of our last Saturdays of the summer... learning how to sort trash. How pathetic! You can't make us recycle if we don't want to. I for one refuse to pay more for a less efficient program so that you can bring us backwards 14 years to some kind of Green Scheme agreement. Another check mark on the growing list of reasons to OUST HOSTERMANN, She supports big government and increasing costs of living against the people of Pleasanton!

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Posted by Chris
a resident of Castlewood Heights
on Aug 19, 2009 at 9:38 pm

Will somebody be available to answer to why the staff are so rude and obnoxious when you have to call and ask a question? I would like an explanation for one.

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Posted by Pete
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 19, 2009 at 10:13 pm

A DVD,by our own Go Green Initiative personal, demonstrating, with "assistance" from the City of Pleasanton and Pleasanton Garbage service may serve OUR Community better. It would take a reasonably creative person to consider the benefits. Every household, within Pleasanton, would be entitled to such a DVD. Any future changes to services would be updated by a revision level,dated and initialed. Any future cost savings would be passed to the residents of Pleasanton,Pleasanton Garbage Service and the Go Green Initiative program to enhance its education. This process appears reasonable to me.

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Posted by Mike
a resident of another community
on Aug 20, 2009 at 10:35 am

"How pathetic! You can't make us recycle if we don't want to. " You are absolutely correct... you cannot make immature people change.

Sorting trash is as easy as taking it out.

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Posted by Tammy
a resident of Valley Trails
on Aug 28, 2009 at 7:37 pm

Why don't you hold a workshop on how not to screw the people of pleasanton.

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