New Trash Pickup with Waste Connections

The City of Cheney will be entering into a 5 year agreement with Waste Connections on January 1, 2013. 

All trash and recycle will only be picked up at the curbside with the exception of the downtown business district.  No trash or recycle will be picked up in the alleys. Alley service is only available between Santa Fe St. & Fifth Ave along Main St.

There will also be 3 different sizes of trash carts, 35 gallon, 65 gallon and 95 gallon capacity.  Recycle carts will only come in the 95 gallon size. Please contact the city office if you would like a 35 gallon or 65 gallon cart. All cart sizes are the same price. Small businesses using one to two 95 gallon size carts will also have the opportunity to be serviced through the city contract with Waste Connections.

Each resident can sign up for RecycleBank reward points. With RecycleBank, you will earn points for every pound recycled. You can use your RecycleBank points to shop for rewards like groceries, gift cards and much more. The more you recycle the more points you can earn! Just register your new recycle cart to start earning points at www.recyclebank.com or 1-888-727-2978. 

Trash will continue to be picked up every Monday. Recycling will be picked up every other Monday. Information regarding your recycle pick up day is available on our community calendar. 
Trash fees-
Residential trash
$15.50/month
Trash service (Delinquent after the 17th) 10%
Trash (Additional cart) $9.00/month
Recycle (Additional cart) $7.00/month
Commercial Trash Small Business/95 gallon cart $16.50/month
Commercial recycling $8.50 for 1st cart
Commercial recycling $7.75 for 2nd cart

The City of Cheney began a Residential Trash and Recycling Service for all City residences, establishing trash and recycling as one of the City's utilities on January 1, 2008.

Reasons for establishing a residential trash service.

When multiple haulers drive up and down the alleys and streets, the streets and alleys deteriorate and cost the City in long term maintenance.  It has been estimated that one trash truck wears down the street at the same level as 200-300 cars.  By only having one trash service, the City can save your tax dollars on unnecessary street and alley maintenance.

Another reason for establishing a Residential Trash Service is that it can save individuals money.  Previous trash rates in Cheney ranged from the mid $50 per quarter for basic service up to $70 per quarter for other trash services.  By contracting with one trash hauler for City service, the City has been able to negotiate a price.

The City also is doing the billing for the trash service, which will generate a small fund of money.  The fund will generate approximately $12,000 per year, which will be used for maintaining the streets and alleys.  Starting in January of 2008, every City of Cheney, residential water customer will be assessed a monthly fee for trash pick-up.

City trash and recycling service

Waste Management will provide each Cheney residence a 95 gallon trash cart and recycling container for the recyclables.  You will be responsible for having your trash and recyclables at the curb or alley by 6:00 a.m. on Mondays.  You may also include in your trash up to ten extra bags or bundles of limbs.  Please remember that the point of recycling is to minimize the amount of trash being taken to the landfill.  The City of Cheney encourages you to recycle, helping to keep our trash rates low.

Your City will bill for the month for which the trash and recycling service will be provided.  For example, January’s trash bill will appear on the January bill which is sent January 1.  You are responsible for paying for the service just as you are for all utilities by the 17th of the month. 

Small Commercial Accounts

Small commercial water accounts can contact City Hall to see if you are eligible to get trash and recycling for your business.  You will only be allowed to generate one cart and ten bags of non-hazardous waste.

If you have further questions or comments, you can call the City at 542-3622.