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January 30 Update from Republic Services: Week of January 30th – February 3rd, 2017
Please Share! Ada and Canyon County residential trash and recycling customers - service for the week of January 30, 2017 will be as follows:
1. ALLEY CUSTOMERS: If your residence receives alley service please continue to place your trash and recycling as close to the street or alley entrance as possible, through February 3rd. This week, temperatures will remain in the low 20’s until late Thursday/Friday, so much of the snow and icy ruts in the alleys will prevent safe driving conditions. It is critical we keep from sliding in to structures, cars, etc. so we need a few days of rain or above freezing temperatures to soften the ice and snow. Many carts and cans remain frozen in the alley or are on icy surfaces and cannot be moved to the street or alley entrance for service. Please, place your trash in plastic bags and recycling in large paper leaf bags and boxes (not to exceed 35 lbs./each). Everything should be to the curb or alley entrance by 7 a.m.
2. CUL-DE-SAC CUSTOMERS: If your residence is on a plowed cul-de-sac, regular service will resume. If your cul-de-sac is still too dangerous to navigate, place your trash and recycling at the closest plowed street for collection. Carts need to be on the street-side of plowed snow berms so the driver and truck can reach them.
3. TRASH AND RECYCLING PLACEMENT: Drivers will be collecting trash and recycling in carts, cans, bags and boxes through February 3rd (not to exceed 35 lbs./each). Place materials as close to the street as possible. Trash and recycling must be on the street side of snow berms or on top of snow covered sidewalks to be collected.
4. Please contact the Republic Services’ office (208-345-1265) if you have specific needs not addressed by these instructions, have had your trash or recycling missed, or need assistance getting your trash and recycling our for the truck to collect. We have supervisors and staff who can help. We appreciate your patience. Our drivers have been working 12-14 hour days (including Saturdays) since before Christmas. They would love nothing more than to get back to running their regular route schedule.
January 23 Update from Republic Services: Ada and Canyon County residential trash and recycling customers - service for the week of January 23, 2017 will be as follows:
ALLEY CUSTOMERS: If your residence receives alley service please continue to place your trash and recycling as close to the street as possible through January 27th. Many carts and cans are still frozen in the alley or are on icy surfaces and cannot be moved to the street for service. That is okay. Trash will continue to be accepted in plastic bags and recycling will continue to be accepted in large paper leaf bags and boxes (not to exceed 35 lbs./each).
CUL-DE-SAC CUSTOMERS: If your residence is on a plowed cul-de-sac, regular service will resume. If your cul-de-sac was not plowed last week and is still too dangerous to navigate, place your trash and recycling at the closest plowed street for collection. Always make sure your carts are on the street-side of plowed snow berms so the driver and truck can reach them.
TRASH AND RECYCLING PLACEMENT: Drivers will be collecting trash and recycling in carts, cans and bags through January 27th (not to exceed 35 lbs./each). Place materials as close to the street as possible. Trash and recycling behind snow berms or on top of snow covered sidewalks will not be collected.
CHRISTMAS TREES: If your Christmas tree has not been collected, please leave it in a visible and accessible location. We will be collecting trees through the last week of January.
If you are a customer with Friday service and your recycling was not collected by Saturday, your materials will be collected Monday morning before regular weekly service begins.
Please contact our office (208-345-1265) if you have specific needs not addressed by these instructions.
Thank you, Rachele Klein
January 19, 2017: Click HERE to see the Caldwell Storm Drain Catch Basin Map
January 15,2017 Update from Republic Services:
RESIDENTIAL TRASH AND RECYCLING CUSTOMERS: In an effort to provide trash and recycling service in the areas most impacted by snow and ice, we are asking Ada and Canyon County customers to do the following:
1. ALLEY CUSTOMERS: If your residence receives alley service and you did not receive service last week, it is likely your alley is still too dangerous for us to navigate this week. Place your trash and recycling as close to the street as possible. We realize many carts and cans are frozen in the alley or are on icy surfaces and cannot be moved to the street for service. No worries - Trash will be accepted in bags and recycling will be accepted in large paper leaf bags and boxes (not to exceed 35 lbs./each).
2. CUL-DE-SAC CUSTOMERS: If your residence is on a cul-de-sac which has not been plowed and you did not receive service last week, it is likely your cul-de-sac is still too dangerous for us to navigate this week. Place your trash and recycling at the closest plowed street for collection. Make sure carts are placed on the street-side of any plowed snow berms so the driver and truck can reach them. If you cannot safely move your carts to the closest plowed road, trash will be accepted in bags and recycling will be accepted in large paper leaf bags and boxes (not to exceed 35 lbs./each).
3. TRASH AND RECYCLING PLACEMENT: Drivers will be collecting trash and recycling in carts, cans and bags (not to exceed 35 lbs./each) through the end of January. Place everything as close to the street as possible. Trash and recycling behind snow berms or on top of snow covered sidewalks will not be collected. For the past two weeks drivers have been climbing berms and wading into deep snow to reach their customers’ trash and recycling. The increased time per household caused significant delays in service.
4. CHRISTMAS TREES: If your Christmas tree has not been collected, please leave it in a visible and accessible location. Your driver will collect it as soon as possible.
We are committed to collecting all of your trash and recycling, particularly those that we have been unable to access for the past two weeks. These temporary measures should help. We appreciate your cooperation and driver support during this historic series of storms and cold weather.
January 11, 2017 Update from Brent Orton, Public Works Director:
Temperatures are rising and are predicted to hold in the high 30 throughout the day. Tonight we are to enter a multi-day period of below freezing temperatures. Even in subdivisions previously plowed, slush is making some roads impassible. The high temperatures will also bring on ponding, pooling and potential flooding.
To respond to this phase of this emergency Caldwell is taking the following measures:
All remaining plowing and road grading equipment will remain in 24 hour operation. The primary focus for plowing will be in Subdivisions, some of which have been plowed and are again impassible and some of which have not been plowed to date. This equipment will be working to get as much done as possible before the freeze tonight. NOTE THAT PLOWING WILL RESULT IN SNOW PILES BLOCKING DRIVEWAYS. Unfortunately, this is unavoidable and MUST BE ADDRESSED BY THE HOMEOWNER OR OCCUPANT. It is critical for citizens to remove the plow-berms blocking their driveways and help those less able-bodied before the freeze tonight since the freeze will make the piles very difficult to remove. Where possible plowing may be to the gutter to help facilitate drainage which could result in similar piles on the sidewalk.
To address rain, snowmelt and water accumulation we ask citizens to expose the nearest catch basin. These can be viewed in Google Earth Street View on a mobile device, in Street View on Google Maps or Google Earth on a computer, or in the included pdf document. Once in the pdf document, hold the Ctrl button and press F to get a find dialogue. Type the name of your street. Then follow your street to your location using the hand function (right click to select the hand function). The catch basins are represented by the red dots. Clearing catch basins will help alleviate potential flooding. In instances where water accumulation is significant and appears to pose an immediate threat of flooding or property damage, please email or call Tammy Frans at email@example.com or 455 4734. To see that we address the most critical areas first, please report only those locations that appear severe or to pose an immediate risk of flooding or damage.
Plowing continues in full tilt. PLOWING WILL LEAVE A SNOW PILE AT THE STREET END OF DRIVEWAYS THAT OWNERS MUST CLEAR. Please be prepared to help neighbors who may be less able bodied.
Report EMINENT Flooding concerns to Tammy Frans at 455 4734 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Wherever possible, use the mapping resources to identify and clear the catch basin near you. Just opening the catch basin will allow drainage. In some instances, salts must be applied to catch basins to thaw and permit flow.
January 10, 2017 Update from Republic Services
Update from Republic Services: "Attention Residential Trash and Recycling Customers: Republic Services trash and recycling routes are operating slower than usual due to severe area storms. We will again be collecting trash and recycling through Saturday in an effort to complete residential routes. For those customers who did not receive service last week, we realize it is likely your trash or recycling carts are full. Please place overflow materials in rigid containers (labeled “trash” or “recycling”) next to your carts. If possible, please leave your carts out until our crews can get by to empty them. All overflow materials including Christmas Trees will be collected. Cardboard boxes will need to be flattened for recycling. Overflow stickers are not needed in Eagle and Boise through 1/20. We appreciate your patience during this historic series of storms.
Business Development Manager,
Republic Services of Idaho
January 10, 2017 Update from Public Works Director
As the Community copes with the largest series of snow storms in more than 100 years, here is information and updates that we hope will help.
For weeks now, City crews have been plowing and sanding 24 hours a day, joined last week by contractors to help with grading. With so much snow, a regular sedan and even many larger vehicles have been unable to pass even the residential streets in their neighborhoods, let alone heavily traveled major streets. Note that plowing efforts do push the snow from the street to the curb line or up on the sidewalk. This means that owners will be left with a snow pile to remove from their driveways – a negative but unavoidable consequence of plowing since we do not have sufficient resources to remove the snow as part of the effort. Some have asked if plow/grader operators could simply lift their plows at driveways. This is a reasonable first blush, however, were they to do this a large berm of snow would block travel lanes at each driveway. If we are able to reach your neighborhood with plowing, please be prepared to shovel out your driveway and be a good Samaritan to those who are elderly or less able bodied.
The warming today has triggered the deployment of all City Crews from the Street, Water, Sewer, and Parks departments to open catch basins and prevent water hazards and flooding. Uncovering any catch basins near your home can help guard against these risks. Though many residents may already be familiar with the location of catch basins in their area, you can use the Street View function in Google Maps at https://email@example.com,... (click on the little man figure in the bottom right of the screen and drag it to your street – you can navigate up and down the street by clicking up the view of the street or clicking and dragging the view 180 degrees to go the other way). A map of city catch basins will be provided shortly to help citizens with finding nearby catch basins.
If you become aware of significant water ponding or flooding, please alert Caldwell Public Works at 455 4734 or the Street Department at 455 3072. Get help at these numbers with locating catch basins. Click HERE to view our catch basin map. Please only call the on-call phones in an emergency.
With more snow predicted, plowing will follow a priority protocol captured in the City’s Snow Plow Policy. The first point of need is always our major streets. In a dire circumstance this is where we can do the most for public safety first. Emergency Routes to the Hospital and essential services follow, then school routes, etc.
Crises like these prove our community spirit. Thank you to those who have pulled someone out, shoveled others out, and lent a hand.
Brent Orton, PE, MSCE
Public Works Director
City of Caldwell, Idaho
January 04, 2017 SNOW, SNOW, EVERYWHERE!
Please click on the picture below to read about how hard snow removal crews are working when (like the last couple of weeks), snow keeps falling. We are doing as much as we can to get everyone moving again; hang in there!
The GoRide Community Link Program in Canyon County has two routes that offer free weekday bus service between various locations in Nampa and Caldwell and to the Caldwell YMCA. This program is the result of a collective effort between Valley Regional Transit, Brown Bus Company, Caldwell Transportation Co. and the Caldwell YMCA. The weekday service will end on Wednesday, Aug. 21. Each route makes a morning run, a noon run, and late afternoon run. For more information, call RideLine customer service at 345-RIDE (7433), or visit the home page at www.valleyride.org.
MANY announcements are tied to specific events. Please go to the City Calendar page to find out what else is happening!!