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Residents with a medical condition that prevents them from transporting their trash and recycle containers to curb can have assistance from Republic Services. Residents may contact Republic Services to request this service. This benefit does not apply if the resident has a member of their household at age 13 or more that is physically capable of transporting containers to curb for collection.
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Effective February 5, 2024, the City of Manchester’s weekly trash service will change to automated collection. This means all residents will need a Republic Services trash cart for trash service. Residents may choose from three different sizes: 48, 65, or 95 gallons.
There are no changes to residential fees for waste services. Manchester residents’ fees will remain at $6 per month.
To increase efficiency and keep waste service costs down, municipalities across the country are switching to an automated trash service. Automation reduces time required for waste pick up in a neighborhood and reduces labor costs.
Standardized bins ensure uniformity in waste collection and help in sorting different types of waste (recyclables, trash, compost) effectively. Improved sorting can enhance recycling rates and reduce contamination in waste streams, leading to a positive environmental impact.
Residents typically find automated collection more convenient due to the use of standardized bins and consistent pick-up schedules. The overarching goal is to streamline waste collection processes, improve efficiency, and promote better waste management practices.
Automated collection for trash refers to a system where garbage is collected using automated methods instead of manual labor. This typically involves the use of specialized trucks equipped with mechanical arms or lifts that pick up standardized bins or containers, empty them into the truck, and return them to their original positions.
Residents with personal trash carts that they no longer need can dispose of them through Republic Services. Consolidated pickups will be held during the weeks of Feb. 5 and Feb. 12 to collect personal carts. If you want Republic to collect your old cart, simply place it at the curb and place a note on it saying "Throw Away." Those who do not take advantage of the consolidated pickups will have to request a bulk pickup at a later date.
Through conversations with some residents, the City has learned that they intend to keep their personal carts to use for storage. Other residents may choose to get rid of their carts. To do so, the resident can schedule a bulk pick-up with Republic Services to remove their old cart. These carts can also be used for yard waste by marking them with an "X" or "Yard Waste Only."
Residents are currently using a 65-gallon container for recycling.
The dimensions for a 48-gallon container are 28.75” long, 23.5” wide, 37.5” high. The dimensions for a 65-gallon container are 31.5" long, 24.25" wide, 41.75" high. The dimensions for a 95-gallon container are 35.5" long, 29.75" wide, 43.25" high.
There are three reasons why automation requires the use of Republic Services’ carts, not your personal trash cart.
1. Republic Services is responsible for damage done to residents’ property. The claw used for automated services weighs nearly 400 lbs. and requires a significant amount of mechanical grip to lift the carts and transfer waste to the trash trucks. Because of the not-so-gentle nature of the automated machinery, the likelihood of damage done to personal containers is higher when compared to the carts owned by Republic. Additionally, Republic Services stated that it is easier for them to repair or replace their own assets than it is to replace an individual resident’s assets if damage is done.
2. Related to the first reason, Republic Services’ carts are built for enhanced durability with a built-in metal bar and a “thick lip” that reduces the odds of damage to carts over the duration of service delivery.
3. The standardized carts ensure that all residents have the same equipment, which improves efficiency for Republic Services. In some cases, the standardized carts distributed by Republic Services are an improvement for residents. For instance, some residents have trash carts of lesser quality (thin material) or are without wheels. Because of automation, the process of discarding waste will become easier for some residents.
Republic Services will only collect trash that is contained in the trash cart. If residents’ waste volume frequently exceeds their allotted container size, they can choose to lease an additional Republic Services cart directly from the hauler.
Yes, that cart will continue to be used for recycling. There are no changes to the recycling program.
Starting on February 1, 2024, all residents that lease a trash cart will no longer pay for their cart on a monthly basis.
Republic Services shall provide curbside collection of household waste once per week. Residents will be provided one trash container for household waste at no charge. Residents have the choice of a 95, 65 or 48 -gallon trash container. Material collected is limited to cart only. Additional trash carts are available to lease on a monthly basis from Republic Services. Delivery and removal fees incurred by resident upon request of additional trash carts.
At this time, the collection schedule will not change. Any changes to the collection schedule would be communicated to the residents by Republic Services and the City.
For residents who do not lease a trash cart from Republic Services, there are no fees or billing changes. For residents that do lease a trash cart from Republic Services, starting on February 1, 2024, they will no longer pay for their cart on a monthly basis.
Residents are encouraged to contact the City at 636-227-1385 ext. 104 for further questions.
There are no changes to the bulky waste program. Republic Services shall collect bulk material once per week. Up to two Bulky Waste items will be collected curbside at no charge. Bulky Waste items must be scheduled 48 hours prior to resident's collection day with the Republic Services. Additional Bulky Waste items can be scheduled for collection for an additional fee and must be scheduled prior to collection day. This additional fee will be invoiced by Republic Services to the resident directly.
Automated services for trash collection will begin on Monday, February 5th.
The resident should contact Republic Services and request a cart swap to a different size. The resident, however, will have to pay a $15 delivery fee.
The trash carts will have a blue base with black lids. The word “trash” is on the black lid. No stickers. The recycle carts that are already in Manchester have a blue base with either a light blue lid or a grey lid.
There are no changes to the method that recycling and yard waste is collected. Recycling will be collected in the 65-gallon carts that residents already have. For unlimited yard waste collection services, grass, pine needles, leaves, flowers, stalks, stems, and twigs/small branches (less than four (4) feet in length and less than 24 inches in diameter) shall be in a container, bag, or bundle. The maximum weight of any container placed out for yard waste collection shall be fifty (50) pounds.