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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Update on FCC Bulk Pickup

FCC truck, person loading trash into it

Bulk Pickup Update
With everyone at home, this means more time to work in the yard and more time to do some  spring cleaning. This also means there are more piles and more “stuff” put out for FCC to pick up, which results in fuller trucks faster and more trips to the landfill (time away from picking up). For example, on a normal 10-hour day of bulk collection for the Monday routes, the 2 bulk trucks would gather 4 or 5 loads each and take them to the landfill, completing collection of the routes. By contrast, on Monday 5/11, FCC ran two boom trucks and supplemented them with roll off trucks to load. The boom trucks each loaded 9 - 11 times and were still only able to complete about 40% of the Monday route. 

 FCC crews are making an extraordinary effort to clear all of this additional bulk set out in a timely manner - how can you help? 

  •  If we have a wind storm and it downs a tree, by all means, cut it up and set it out for collection. But if you’re using this time at home to clean out the garage instead of binge-watching Ozark on Netflix, now is not the time to set those old card tables and couches out. 
  • Want to cart something off to the CM Hinton Landfill? Get your free pass from the City of Rowlett! Contact Utility Billing at 972-412-6105 and we will deliver it right to your front door. No contact – we just tape it to the door, ring the bell and run. It’s kind of fun, actually. 
  • Consider allowing your lawn to mulch its own clippings (this makes for a healthier lawn as an additional perk). Also, if you have a commercial lawn service, those folks are responsible for removing your lawn’s clippings in the event they are not mulched.

 Many cities and their vendors (i.e. Republic, Waste Connections and Waste Management) have suspended ALL collections outside of the cart, and have suspended bulk collection as well. FCC has continued offering these services to Rowlett citizens because, as the COVID-19 situation developed, they preemptively
 👉  hired extra drivers in case drivers were quarantined and
 👉  prioritized residential collection and lowered the priority for bulk and yard waste.
 This allowed us to proactively communicate 🗣👂 that bulk collection may experience slight delays for short periods, but would be collected.

 We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your help during this time! 

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