City of Fayetteville
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File #: 21-2437    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Administrative Reports Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 12/17/2021 In control: City Council Regular Meeting
On agenda: 1/24/2022 Final action:
Title: Solid Waste Bulky and Limb Collections Status Update
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TO:                                            Mayor and Members of City Council

THRU:                      Adam Lindsay, Assistant City Manager


FROM:                     Daniel Edwards, Assistant Director of Public Services - Solid Waste

Sheila Thomas-Ambat, PE, CCM, CFM, Director of Public Services


DATE:                      January 24, 2022




Solid Waste Bulky and Limb Collections Status Update                     



COUNCIL DISTRICT(S):                      

Council District(s)





Relationship To Strategic Plan:

Goal 4:  Desirable Place to Live, Work and Recreate



Executive Summary:

On October 4, 2021, the City Council moved by consensus for SW to start Bulky and Limbs collections every other week. The following information will provide data and efficiencies gained since changing collections services since October 26, 2022. 



On October 4, 2021, SW Division discussed with Council recommendations for Bulky and Limb collections, more directly Scheduled VS Routed collections. The goal was to ensure that Limb and Bulky collections provided predictable and consistent service expectations that Council, CMO, and the community could accept. The third part of the goal was to create a system that required a lower level of enforcement. Council approved Option three, every other week bulky and limb collections. Council directed staff to start this new initiative as soon as possible, hire two additional EOIIIs, and purchase four new knuckle boom trucks for limb and bulky collections. The total cost for the new trucks is $835,899.


After an initial one week of limbs collections targeted at the City's excessive limb setouts, SW started the soft rollout of every other week's collection of Limbs and Bulky beginning November 1, 2021. SW staff have successfully navigated the transition from scheduled to routed collections. Over the last eight weeks, SW has collected over 7K of Limbs and Bulky piles.


The chart below details the monthly weight collected for Limbs and Bulky from July through December. As demonstrated by the data there is a sharp increase in tonnage for Limbs beginning in October. From September to October there was an 84% increase in tons of limbs collected. This can be attributed to the large quantity of limbs at the curb throughout the City on the last week of October. Limb collections increased another 33% in November before leveling off in December.


 Over the last two months, routed collections have proven to be more efficient than scheduled services. The chart below shows that 75% of tonnage collected over the last six months was collected during the soft rollout of routed Limb and Bulky collections every other week.