CLEANUP DAY CHANGES... GreenWaste of Palo Alto announced a change in service for its Clean Up Day program, when residents can have extra recyclables or trash and bulky items (appliances, furniture) picked up for no charge. With the change, which starts in September, single-family households will have two pre-scheduled cleanup days annually per neighborhood, six months apart. Previously, residents scheduled a pickup as needed, with a limit of one per year. Eric Cissna, GreenWaste Community Outreach Manager, said the change was in response to the City of Palo Alto's request to expand the Clean Up Day program."This was the most efficient way to offer two Clean ups (per year) for residents. With the previous on-call system, typically we had a lot of residents waiting until the end of the year to call in," Cissna said. The change aims to encourage wider use of the program, which has a new emphasis on reuse, according to Cissna, and pickups will now include a broader range of items, such as construction waste and clothing. Cissna said GreenWaste is partnering with organizations to reuse some items, as appropriate. He also said residents can also still request an on-call pickup, but they will have to pay for it, with fees depending on the item(s). For more information, call GreenWaste customer service at 650-493-4894 or visit greenwasteofpaloalto.com/CleanUpDay.