Daily Archives: August 29, 2008

After the big storm, Phoenix schedules bulk trash collection

The City of Phoenix Public Works Department has announced a special neighborhood bulk trash collection for the hardest hit storm-damaged neighborhoods.  The boundaries for the special bulk trash collection are:

  • I-17 to the SR51, from Van Buren St. north to Maryland Ave.
  • Shea Blvd. north to Thunderbird Rd. (also including the area south of Shea to the Mountain Preserve), from 36th St. east to Tatum Blvd.
  • Central Ave. to 12th St., from Dunlap Ave. north to Cactus Rd.

The city will begin bulk trash pick-ups in these areas on Saturday, Sept. 6, but residents can place materials in their normal collection area beginning today.  Residents are being asked to separate their “green” waste, such as tree limbs, branches, and leaves, from other storm debris.  The green waste will be chipped and reused as mulch. Residents also can bring their trash and debris for free to the city’s transfer stations:

  • 27th Ave. and Lower Buckeye Rd., M-F, 5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat., 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • I-17 and Dixileta Dr., M-F, 5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Residents should cover their loads and bring a city water bill or driver’s license for proof of residency.  For questions about areas outside of these boundaries or for other general information, call 602-262-7251 or send an e-mail.  (Photo courtesy of Steve Weiss.)

Typical of things in metro Phoenix today…

Can you guess where this is?

Downtown Phoenix First Friday is Sept. 5

The next First Friday event in downtown Phoenix is coming up, yes you guessed it, on Friday, September 5.  One First Friday venue, the Phoenix Art Museum at the corner of Central and McDowell, encourages visitors to unlock their inner Elvis for a preview of “One for All & All for One: The Jumpsuit.”  Enjoy live music from two of the Valley’s top bands and other surprises.  Free admission from 6 to 10 p.m.

Free shuttle transportation to and from other First Friday venues is available throughout the evening.

Boutique owner says “Love or Leave Phoenix” with bumper sticker

[Source: Arizona Republic] — Georganne Bryant, owner of Phoenix clothing boutique Frances, is making news with her new “Love Phoenix or Leave Phoenix” bumper sticker.  [The Republic] invited her to explain why she created it.

“Having a business at one of the busiest intersections in Phoenix and on the light-rail construction path, I have witnessed many positive changes during the ongoing revitalization of Central Avenue and downtown Phoenix since opening Frances in 2006.  But our location has also placed us in the eye of the storm as far as complaining and negative energy attached to the light-rail project.  My intention in creating the bumper sticker was not to be confrontational, but to get people’s attention.

If it said “I Love Phoenix” or some other mushy sentiment, it would not have attracted the notice and reaction it has.  The bumper sticker is a call to residents to look past the short-term pain and embrace the many good things that are happening in and around the core of the city.”  [Note: To read the full commentary, click here.]