TOLEDO (WTOL) - Starting January 1, 2009 the City of Toledo will introduce a new holiday refuse and recycling collection system, which will affect all citizens of Toledo.
The system is designed and has proven to save money.
With the new LEAP FORWARD system everyone's collection day will leap forward one business day after each holiday thus resulting in NO HOLIDAY OR WEEKEND COLLECTION of refuse and recycling.
It will work like this:
After each city observed holiday your trash collection day will shift ahead to the next business day. It will then stay there and remain your collection day until after the next holiday. After the next holiday the schedule will again "LEAP" ahead another business day. This will repeat 13 times for all city observed holidays in the year.
Our first "LEAP" day is Thursday, January 1, 2009. All trash collection days will "LEAP" forward one day and will remain your collection day until after the next holiday, which is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 19, 2009. After that holiday, all trash collection days will once again leap forward and remain there until the next holiday and so on.
After each holiday, your trash collection day will leap forward to the next business day and stay there until after the next holiday. NO HOLIDAY OR WEEKEND COLLECTION!
To make it easy to remember, your collection day will be associated with a permanent color. The color is assigned based on your old system collection day. Your color WILL NEVER CHANGE. As long as you remember your color, you will always be able to track your collection day by checking our calendars or calling the Refuse Hotline.
For RECYCLING, "A" customers will now be "1" and "B" customers will now be "2".
If you are not sure if you are A or B, please check the COLLECTION ROUTES MAP or call 419-936-2510.
Finally, you can check your collection days for the entire 2009 by viewing the calendar below.