Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 5243 About half of Greer’s residents experienced a new day for weekly curbside collection of trash, recyclables and yard waste beginning in late August as Ace Envi- ronmental, the company that handles the collection, changed its routes. The company reconfigured its curbside collection in a more economical manner after purchasing new equipment, including three compressed-natural-gas ve- hicles at a cost of $1.2 million, according to owner Steve Serafino. Two of the vehicles provide services in Greer. The changes allowed Ace, which contracts with the City to provide residential curbside collection, to elim- inate an entire collection day from its weekly schedule. Collection is now done Monday through Wednesday. Residents affected by the revised routes received postcards in the mail and notices with the new collec- tion days attached to their roll-carts. “We had to look at our service routes and realign those to adapt to the new equipment,” Serafino said. “In doing so, we affected collection days and services by moving boundaries to about 50 percent of the custom- ers we service. We will still continue to provide garbage, recycling and yard waste on a single day and we will still be able to move that solid waste to the appropriate landfills as we have over the past two years.” The new schedule did not affect the operating hours of the City of Greer Recycling Center operated by Ace. That center remains open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on weekdays and from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturdays. “Obviously our intent was to make sure that there was minimal interruption to our citizens and cus- tomers,” said Greer City Administrator Ed Driggers. “Through a series of notifications we believe they were adequately advised. The more efficient Ace can be in their process, the more it will help us manage the cost of running this reliable weekly service. Long-term, that’s vitally important to us.” “Obviously, our intent is to make sure that there is minimal interruption to our citizens and customers.” – Ed Driggers Trash collection schedule trimmed to three days weekly