If you’re keeping track, R&R has been offering citywide trash service in Kent for about 2 months. The last time I asked the staff I was told that roughly 80% of City residents had made the switch to the new R&R service. Kent residents officially have until March of 2010 to change over to the new service but the opportunity to save cash now has motivated most families to take advantage of the offer asap. I also had a report from the City Health Commissioner and he said that he’s definitely seen a reduction in trash problems around town and he attributes it specifically to the new trash service. That’s good news. More good news came from the Public Service Department last week when they emailed me to announce that Giant Eagle in Stow is now selling the City R&R Trash Service bags for Kent residents to purchase. We sell them at City Hall but we’ve been looking for retail outlets that are open 24-7, and I’m pleased to report that Giant Eagle wants your business.
Here’s the announcement from Public Service:
Just wanted to let you know that as of October 1, 2009 the Giant Eagle in Stow (Target Plaza) has our City minimum service trash bags for sale as a courtesy to their customers. They purchased two cases (20 bundles of 10) up front and will have them available for purchase at the Service Desk at cost ($18.50 per bundle).
They agreed to do this as a convenience to their Kent resident customers and will purchase more from us to sell on a as needed basis. We have also contacted the Kent Acme about selling our bags and we’re awaiting a return call as the manager had to check with their corporate office. Hopefully this will be a good option for those who can not purchase bags during our office hours. Let me know if you have any questions.
Visit the City Trash Service Web Page.