SUPERVISOR SMITH ANNOUNCES REFUSE DISTRICT INITIATIVE
New approach to trash collection aims for lower cost to residents and decreased truck traffic
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In response to interest expressed by residents, Pittsford Town Supervisor Bill Smith today announced steps to enable residents to create refuse districts for their neighborhoods. This marks a new approach to trash collection in Pittsford. Creating a refuse district means potentially lower cost to residents for trash collection and would reduce garbage truck traffic on residential streets to one visit, once a week.
“The recent consolidation of waste hauling companies restricts competition and leaves residents with fewer choices,” said Supervisor Smith. “Allowing for refuse districts means the Town may be able to negotiate a group price lower than what an individual would pay. Our residents deserve better options. We’re providing them.”
If your neighborhood is interested in creating a refuse district:
“The experience in other communities has been that refuse districts reduce costs to homeowners,” said Supervisor Smith. “Fewer trucks are good for the environment, good for our roads and good for reducing traffic congestion,” Smith added.
Those interested in forming a refuse district in their neighborhood may contact Renee McQuillen in the Department of Public Works at 248-6253. Questions or comments about refuse districts or the process of getting one can be directed to Supervisor Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or 248-6220.