Heat Causing Solid Waste and Yard Waste Pickup Delays
Heat has significantly impacted the readiness of our solid waste and yard waste trucks. As a result, we haven’t had enough available trucks to maintain solid waste and yard waste pickup schedules. Equipment issues with these trucks in such hot and humid conditions as we’ve experienced over the last few weeks are not uncommon. We apologize to residents for the inconvenience. Our first priority is to pick up solid waste (green carts). Our staff is currently working on its off days of Wednesdays and Saturdays to catch up on missed routes. Our second priority is yard waste (brown carts) and it may not be collected this week. At this time, it is recommended to leave solid waste out for pickup and it will be collected as soon as possible. We hope to be back on schedule next week and will keep residents informed on our progress.
The Fayetteville Police Department is one of the few law enforcement agencies in North Carolina that sponsors and staffs their own training academy. New recruits undergo 25 weeks of intensive Basic Law Enforcement Academy Training (BLET) and an Intensive Physical Fitness Program. This training is followed by a 15-week period of field training and then job training and evaluation with a field training officer. Trainees are compensated with salary, benefits and provided uniforms during training.