When the Junk Days On Demand pilot program launched on June 1, 2020, the goal was simple. It was to help current sanitary customers get rid of the bulk of items that didn’t end up in the trash. This format provided residents with several key advantages. Ability to schedule pickups for the week that best suits your busy life, the ability to schedule multiple pickups over a 12-week period, and the opportunity to dispose of items not collected during the period. Traditional annual cleanup. The response was overwhelmingly positive and it was easy to bring it back the following year.
In fiscal 2021, we started collecting garbage once a week on designated garbage days starting Wednesday, which is residents’ designated recycling week. This effectively doubled the customer’s opportunity to dispose of unwanted large items. Again, there was a fairly positive response from the community. Usage of Junk Days On Demand continued to increase during the summer months, with the program collecting more than 100 tons more bulk his items than traditional cleanups last year.
As 2022 progresses, information indicates that 2022 Junk Days On Demand is on pace to outpace 2021 numbers. It also shows that Junk Days On Demand is a much more cost-effective way to operate this service provided to residents. To ensure that all customers currently using sanitary facilities have ample opportunity to dispose of any items they may have, the City of Fort Dodge announced that this summer’s Junk Days on Demand will be the only one of the year. announced as a program.No separate years “cleaning” in autumn.
Summary of Junk Days on Demand and Cleanup:
Traditional cleanup day labor costs are 2 1/2 to 3 times the labor costs of junk day on demand.
2021 conventional cleaning day labor cost: $217 per ton
Labor cost for 2021 Junk Days On Demand: $84 per ton
In 2021, Junk Days On Demand collected 2.5 times more tons than traditional Cleanup Days.
Conventional cleaning days in 2021: 70.23 tons
2021 Junk Day On Demand: 171.37 tons
Junk Days On Demand usage in 2022 is up 16% from the same period last year.
Today’s sanitary customers have at least 10 opportunities to dispose of a large number of items, rather than setting up just one day for a spring or fall cleanup. As a bonus, it’s early spring and autumn, so the weather doesn’t matter.