NEWS RELEASE   3/23/2010

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CITY OF FLINT TO BEGIN EVERY OTHER WEEK TRASH COLLECTION MARCH 29, 2010
Flint, Michigan – March 23, 2010 – Monday night before members of the Flint City Council, Mayor Dayne Walling announced that the city will implement it’s every other week trash collection program beginning March 29, 2010.

Mayor Walling said the program is an effort to help save cost at a time when the city is facing a multi-million dollar budget deficit. “Through every other week trash collection the city will save approximately $20,000 a week and more than a million dollars over the next fiscal year. These savings will add up as we continue to work to balance our budget,” said Mayor Walling.

Under the every other week trash collection schedule the City of Flint is divided into a blue zone and red zone to identify the every other week trash collection routes.

The every other week trash collection schedule for red zone residents begins Monday, March 29, 2010. For residents in the blue zone, their new trash collection schedule will begin Monday, April 5, 2010. Everyone’s trash collection day will remain the same, only the frequency of the collection will change from once a week to every other week.

Residents are being notified of the change through a direct mail campaign. Residents living in the red zone will receive a red brochure with details of their every other week trash collection schedule. For residents within the blue zone they will receive a blue brochure with details of their every other week trash collection. Residents will begin receiving the mailers the week of March 22nd.

For more information call the Mayor’s office at (810) 766-7346 or log on to www.cityofflint.com.




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