Monday, April 18, 2011

Republic Services, Inc. to Provide Automated Trash Collection Services

Republic Services will be changing the method in which they provide trash collection services from a manual collection system to an automated solid waste collection system. To accomplish this, Republic Services will be distributing 95 gallon trash carts to all Centralia residential customers. These trash carts are provided AT NO COST and are designed to allow an automated collection vehicle to drive to the cart location and utilize an automated arm that will empty the cart into the truck and return the cart to its original position, without the need for a crew member to leave the vehicle. This service is provided AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE to residential customers and is a capital investment made by Republic Services in efforts to increase efficiency in operations and provide for a safer work environment for their employees.

The trash carts will be delivered to each residential customer’s home by a Republic Services’ agent as early as April 16th and April 17th. Once you receive your trash cart you are asked to PLEASE NOT USE THE CARTS UNTIL MAY 1st as the company prepares their equipment to utilize the new carts. Each trash cart will be delivered with an informational flyer on the proper use of the carts along with answers to frequently asked questions. You may also download this flyer from the City’s website by visiting

Important information about these trash carts:

· The carts are provided AT NO COST TO CUSTOMERS


· Make sure the container is at least 3 feet from mailboxes, parked cars, trees, light posts and the handle and lid is closed to prevent damage.

· The exact time of day in which your trash is collected may change so please have your trash out by 6:00 a.m. on your normal trash day.

· All boxes need to be broken down and placed in your trash cart.

· If you have additional items to be collected (i.e. couch, stove, desk), please contact Republic Services 1-800-631-1156 and inform them the items will be out on your trash day so that they can make proper arrangements for its collection.

· If you move please DO NOT take the trash cart with you. Please just leave the trash cart at the residence for future use.