327-1351 January 2004 HAPPY HOLIDAYS! RESIDENTIAL Holiday Schedule We wish you all a happy and prosperous New Year. Since Christmas and New Year’s days fall on Thursdays, trash collection will be delayed one day after each holiday. _________________________________________ Holiday Trees We recycle holiday trees. When it’s time to discard your cut tree, place it at the curb any Wednesday, and we’ll collect it with other Yard Waste. These materials are composted and used as a beneficial soil amendment in the Valley. Please remove all decorations and tree stands. Please cut trees over 6 feet in half. (For more information, call Extension 525.) Special Pickups Many customers call on us for Special Pickup services. If you have a large appliance, sofa, or an occasional extra amount of trash, call us for a “Special Pickup.” We can schedule these pickups during the workweek. Two bulky waste items will be collected at no charge per year. If you have more than 2 items per year, you may set them out during our City Cleanup in April and October. Look in your future billing statement to see further details. (Call Extension 313 or 314.) _______________________________ Document Shredding If you have important documents to discard but are worried about security, you might be interested in our document shredding services. This shredding service provides you a means of reducing your boxes of documents you no longer need to save. Prices start at $40.00 for up to 75 lbs. Call us for a free quote. (Call Extension 320.) _____________________________________ PUBLIC NOTICE For Flood Zone information and Flood Protection assistance, contact: City of Palm Springs Engineering Dept. (760) 323-8253 Public Service Announcement May I change service? Yes, customers are free to change from one service option to another. Each year, from September 1st through September 24th, we will offer a subscription open enrollment period during which Customers may change their service level for free. Changes may be made at other times during the year but will be subject to a $25.00 administrative charge. Container Limits The new rates and service levels are designed around the service needs of most Customers. Those who expect to exceed the limit restrictions may have to subscribe to a next higher level of service. Remember that containers cannot exceed 32-gallons and must weigh less than 50pounds when filled. The containers must also have handles that allow our drivers to lift and tip the can into the collection vehicle. Also, there will now be limits to the amounts our crews will collect. www.palmspringsdisposal.com Part-Time Residents Part-Time Residents (as indicated by a mailing address outside of Palm Springs) will continue to receive and be billed for Standard Service. This restriction is necessary to adhere to the refuse setout & removal restrictions of the City. It also helps to avoid the signal that occupants are away from home. Free Recycling Containers Free containers are available for your Recyclables. If you need a pair of containers, please call. For customers needing larger Recycling containers, a limited quantity is available upon request. Remember, all paper products can go into 1 container and all beverage containers can go into the 2nd container. If you have extra cardboard, simply flatten the boxes & contact our Recycle Hotline to order an extra pickup for the cardboard. Our current collection vehicles cannot handle the excess cardboard, so a special vehicle will be dispatched to your residence to collect the cardboard at no charge. Spring Cleanup During the week of April 19th, 2004, we will conduct a citywide cleanup program to give Customers an opportunity to discard unwanted items. The Cleanup has two components: 1. Free Curbside collection of two Bulky Items and extra amounts of trash, and 2. Drop-off of unwanted materials at a central location (behind City Hall). ____________________________ Bulky Items Bulky Items, such as appliances, furniture, tires, etc. will be collected Curbside with special arrangement and a Customer may have two such Items collected free each year. Additional items are collected year-round for a nominal charge. _________________________________________ Curbside Recycling The following materials can be recycled in the Curbside Program. (All must be free of food & other contaminants.) Call Extension 313 or our Hotline at 327-SAVE.) Paper Products – (newspaper, egg cartons, magazines, cardboard, mixed paper, junk mail, phonebooks, cereal boxes, etc.) Plastics – (beverage & food containers) Glass – (bottles & jars) Metals – (food cans, aluminum foil, aerosol cans & beverage cans) _________________________________________ Account Questions? Residential Accounts……….Call Extension 313; OR Commercial Accounts……….Call Extension 322. _________________________________________ E-Z Pay Plan Thank you for your response to our “Direct Payment Plan.” If you have not signed up, call Carla, Extension 313, today to get started. _________________________________________ Used Motor Oil We collect Used Motor Oil. Call us to schedule a free pickup. Motor oil must be placed in a container with a cap (Example: 1-gallon milk jug). (Call Extension 320.) _________________________________________ Electronics Recycling The City of Palm Springs (in partnership with the City of Cathedral City) sponsor a FREE recycling opportunity for old computers and electronic equipment (E-Waste) each Fall. Information will be in your billing statement when a scheduled date is set. PSDS provides this service but must charge for it. (Call Extension 329 for information.) _________________________________________ More Clean Air Vehicles to Come PSDS is expecting to add 13 more clean air collection vehicles in 2004. Seven trucks will be on the road by March 1st, with the remaining being placed in operation in the Fall. PSDS currently operates 4 clean natural gas vehicles and will decrease its dependency on diesel fuel by 70% by the end of 2004. Para informacion en Espanol, marque Extencion 314.