Phoenix offers wage incentives to solve the bulk garbage problem
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Phoenix is offering incentives to commercial driver’s license holders to help them deal with garbage collection delays.
Beginning Monday, Nov. 28, city employees of all departments who are in the commercial driver position and have valid CDLs will be paid an additional $3 per hour, the city announced.
Councilor Carlos Garcia said the stimulus is “long overdue” as the city tries to deal with the garbage problem.
“By taking care of our city workers, we can also take care of our residents. We apologize for the inconvenience caused by the garbage collection delays and hope to have better systems in place to communicate with our residents in the future should problems arise.”
The additional $3 is in addition to the $2,500 hiring incentive for new solid waste facility operators and the $3,000 retention bonus for current operators.
The quarterly bulky waste plan 2022 is imminent Delays in pickup of up to several weeks in some areas, largely due to a statewide shortage of CDL operators, city officials said in a news release.
All customers will receive their bulky waste service for the fourth quarter, but the schedule has been updated and begins Monday, November 21, officials said.
In the meantime, the city has announced that there are other disposal options. Private customers can drop off a charge of up to 1 ton per month free of charge at a municipal reloading station.
Anyone making a charge must present their city service bill and matching ID.