Posted on: February 5, 2016

City Updates Recycling, Trash and Outdoor Watering Schedules for Future Growth

(February 3, 2016) Some Frisco recycling, trash pickup and outdoor watering day designations are evolving with Frisco’s growing population and neighborhood developments.

This means the ‘recycling, trash and outdoor watering day’ will change for approximately 10,000 Frisco utility customers. Schedules for the remaining (approximately) 47,000 + customers will stay the same. New schedules take effect April 11, 2016. Click here to see a map.

Schedules were adjusted to meet our city’s anticipated growth over for the next twenty years. In 2015, Frisco updated its Comprehensive Plan, which guides cities growth. Latest projections show Frisco’s population topping out at approximately 375,000.

“This is our master plan, of sorts, for recycling and trash,” said Jeremy Starritt,
Environmental Services Manager. “We worked with our contractor, Progressive Waste Solutions, to revise routes to better accommodate our growth. This updated schedule allows collection trucks to cover routes more efficiently in less time, which is environmentally friendly and saves money.”

Residents affected by this change, should adjust automatic sprinkler system’s schedule, too. For now, Frisco advises customers to keep systems turned OFF to prevent run-off water from freezing onto streets or sidewalks.

“Grasses go dormant during winter and don’t require watering,” said Gary Hartwell, Director of Public Works. “If you’re impacted by this change, when we spring forward during Daylight Saving Time make sure sprinkler systems reflect your new outdoor watering day.“

Hartwell reminds residents about the city’s free irrigation checkups available by appointment. Licensed irrigators look for broken or misaligned sprinkler heads, evaluate system efficiencies and adjust controllers. For more information go to www.FriscoTexas.gov/water

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