PLANT CITY, FL. – Plant City residents in Phase II of the City’s Cart-To-Curb automated trash collection program will soon have the opportunity to select their new carts and participate in a communitywide contest to name the City’s four newest collection trucks.
Half of the City’s single-family residential customers converted to automated trash collection in August last year, and the other half will convert this August. Cart-To-Curb is increasing the efficiency of trash collection in Plant City, creating a healthier work environment for employees, reducing operating costs, and improving the cleanliness of our residential neighborhoods.
The new automated trash collection trucks use a mechanical arm to lift specially designed carts and dump them into the truck body without the driver having to leave the cab. Carts are available in three sizes for the program: 95, 65, and 35 gallons.
Phase II residents soon will receive postcards with instructions on how to choose a cart for their property. They also will have opportunities to learn more about the carts and the Cart-To-Curb program. Carts will be on display at Planteen Recreation Center (301 N. Dort Street), and the Sadye Gibbs Martin Community Center (302 S. Maryland Avenue). Community meetings about the program will be held in May and June. Details will be provided on the Cart-To-Curb webpage. Residents will have until May 6 to select their new carts.
The new carts will be delivered to Phase II residents in August, and residents will become part of Cart-To-Curb later that month. The new carts will be accompanied by bags with a Solid Waste Guide and other important information for residents. The rollout period this summer will include prizes, events, and activities to raise awareness about the program.
Among the returning features will be a contest to name four new automated trash trucks being added to the Plant City fleet this year.
Last year, four new automated trucks received the resident-submitted names of Cart-Right, Dumpasaurus, Tippy, and Oscar. Residents who submitted the winning names received a prize package and were recognized at a City Commission meeting.
This year’s Name That Truck! Contest will be held in May.